In the EU this year, seized 331 thousand counterfeit banknotes

В ЕС в этом году изъято 331 тысячу фальшивых банкнот

About 85% of counterfeit bills were banknotes of 20 and 50 euros.

In the EU in the first half of a turn it is withdrawn about 331 thousand counterfeit Euro banknotes, according to the official press release of the European Central Bank.

It is noted that during this period the number of fakes is less than in the second half of 2016, when from circulation were seized 353 thousand counterfeit banknotes.

About 85% of counterfeit bills were banknotes of 20 and 50 euros.

The ECB notes that the probability to receive a counterfeit Bank note is very small, as the number of counterfeits compared to genuine banknotes that are in circulation, very small.

Now in circulation are more than 20 billion Euro banknotes with a total cost of more than 1.1 trillion euros.

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