4. Apr. Mehr Sicherheit für die am häufigsten gefälschte Euro-Banknote: Seit Dienstag bringen Europas Notenbanken den neuen Euro-Schein in. 7. Nov. Die Europäische Zentralbank druckt ihn jedes Jahr öfter: Warum ist der Euro- Schein so beliebt? Und warum benutzt eigentlich niemand den. Jan. Anfang April vergangenen Jahres kam der neue Euro-Schein in Umlauf. Schwerer zu fälschen sollte er sein und damit sicherer. Knapp.
The Bulgarian Cyrillic alphabet features on the Europa series banknotes, as a result of Bulgaria joining the European Union in The modified 5 euro note features the initials of the European Central Bank in each of the contemporary EU member languages in a column on the left-hand side of the obverse.
The full design of the Europa series 5 euro banknote was revealed on 10 January On 4 May , the European Central Bank announced that the Europa series euro banknote would not be released, due to fears of "facilitating the criminal activity".
The old series will gradually be withdrawn. As in the design process of the first series of euro notes, visually impaired users were consulted during the design phase of the Europa series, and their requirements were included in the final designs.
The European Central Bank closely monitors the circulation and stock of the euro coins and banknotes.
It is a task of the Eurosystem to ensure an efficient and smooth supply of euro notes and to maintain their integrity throughout the Eurozone.
As of December , there were about 22, million banknotes in circulation around the Eurozone. The European Central Bank publishes information on the amount of counterfeit banknotes removed from circulation every 6 months.
In July , the European Central Bank said that it removed , counterfeit euro banknotes from circulation in the first half of , which is an increase of According to the central banks , the ratio of counterfeited bank notes is about 10 in one million of real bank notes for the Swiss franc , of 50 in one million for the Euro, of in one million for United States dollar and of in one million for Pound sterling.
Legally, both the European Central Bank and the national central banks NCBs of the Eurozone countries have the right to issue the 7 different euro banknotes.
Since , euro notes have been printed by the National Central Banks of the Eurozone, with each Central Bank being responsible for and bearing the cost of producing a proportion of the notes.
The European Central Bank publishes details about euro notes produced every year. There is a six-character printing code on every banknote which states the printer of the banknote.
These printing codes have an initial letter, followed by three digits, then by a single letter, and ending in a digit, for example, "RA1".
The initial letter identifies the printing facility. So "A" would be the first row and "1" would indicate the first column. Banknotes are printed in sheets.
Different printers use different sheet sizes and sheets of higher denominations, which are larger in size, would have fewer notes printed per sheet.
The printer code does not need to be the same as the country code, i. Oberthur , a private printer, and the Bank of France printing works,  and also two in the United Kingdom: Thomas De La Rue , a major private printer, and the Bank of England printing house, which does not produce euro banknotes.
Unlike euro coins , euro notes do not have a national side indicating which country issued them. The country that issued them is not necessarily where they were printed.
The first character of the serial number is a letter which uniquely identifies the country that issues the note. The W, K and J codes have been reserved for the three EU member states that did not adopt the euro in , while the R prefix is reserved for Luxembourg, which, at present, does not issue euro banknotes.
Although the Slovenian letter had been reserved since the eurozone enlargement in January , the country initially used previously issued banknotes issued from other member states.
The first banknotes bearing the "H" letter, produced in France specifically on behalf of Slovenia, were witnessed no sooner than April In the new series, there are two codes, like in the first series.
They are the printer code in the top right hand corner and the serial number. However, as the code indicates the printer, rather than the issuing NCB , certain letters have been reassigned from NCBs which do not maintain their own printing facilities.
In the first series, H denoted Slovenia. There are several communities of people at European level, an example of which is EuroBillTracker ,  that as a hobby keep track of the euro notes that pass through their hands to keep track and know where they travel or have travelled.
On 18 November the ECB decided definitively that there was insufficient demand across the Eurozone for very-low-denomination banknotes.
In , Richard Faille developed the idea of souvenir Euro notes made to the same standards as the currency, but without value.
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