PCT No. PCT/AT93/00176 Sec. 371 Date Jul. 13, 1995 Sec. 102(e) Date Jul. 13, 1995 PCT Filed Nov. 17, 1993 PCT Pub. No. WO94/11203 PCT Pub. Date May 26, 1994A document, for example a bank note, a check, a credit card, an identification document or a ticket, bears an optical safety mark in the form of a light-reflecting and light-diffracting and/or refracting layer, for example a hologram, an interference layer, a (computer-generated) refracting structure, located on at least parts of the document. The optical safety mark is arranged in a sandwich structure which is fixed to the document by means of an adhesive layer and if required has one or several transparent layers arranged in the sandwich structure. The adhesive layer and/or transparent layer in the sandwich structure is doped with at least one luminescent substance.