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Press releases on Banknotes & coins

2 December 2020
Gradual change seen in euro area payment behaviour
30 January 2020
ECB welcomes ratification of agreement on orderly UK withdrawal from European Union
24 January 2020
Euro banknote counterfeiting remained low in the second half of 2019
26 July 2019
Euro banknote counterfeiting decreased further in the first half of 2019
28 May 2019
New €100 and €200 banknotes start circulating today
25 January 2019
Euro banknote counterfeiting decreased further and remained low in the second half of 2018
17 September 2018
ECB unveils new €100 and €200 banknotes
27 July 2018
Euro banknote counterfeiting remained low in first half of 2018
26 January 2018
Euro banknote counterfeiting remains low in second half of 2017
21 July 2017
Euro banknote counterfeiting remains low in first half of 2017
4 April 2017
New €50 banknote starts circulating today
27 January 2017
Euro banknote counterfeiting remains low in second half of 2016
22 July 2016
Euro banknote counterfeiting declines in first half of 2016
5 July 2016
ECB unveils new €50 banknote
16 June 2016
Eurosystem prepares introduction of new €50 banknote
4 May 2016
ECB ends production and issuance of €500 banknote
22 January 2016
Euro banknote counterfeiting declines slightly in second half of 2015
25 November 2015
New €20 banknote starts circulating today
24 November 2015
Eurosystem to issue new €20 banknote tomorrow
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13 October 2015
2.8 million shops and small businesses to receive leaflets on the new €20
23 July 2015
ECB and partners sign memorandum of understanding on new €20 banknote
17 July 2015
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
2 April 2015
3rd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting
24 February 2015
New €20 banknote unveiled in Frankfurt today
6 February 2015
ECB launches online game related to the security features of the new €20 banknote
25 January 2015
“New Face of the Euro” exhibition opens in Osnabrück
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23 January 2015
More counterfeits in second half of 2014 but overall number remains very low
16 January 2015
Euro changeover successfully completed in Lithuania
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1 January 2015
Lithuania joins the euro area
19 December 2014
Eurosystem to unveil the new €20 and support banknote equipment manufacturers and suppliers
30 September 2014
Launch of the fourth Generation €uro Students' Award competition
22 September 2014
New €10 banknote starts circulating tomorrow
23 July 2014
Lithuania to join euro area and single supervisory mechanism (SSM) on 1 January 2015
18 July 2014
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeits - Number of counterfeits remains low
15 January 2014
Euro banknotes and coins have been successfully introduced in Latvia
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15 January 2014
‘New face of the euro' exhibition opens in Saarbrücken
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13 January 2014
New €10 banknote unveiled in Frankfurt today
13 January 2014
More counterfeits in second half of 2013 but overall number remains very low
26 November 2013
Eurosystem will introduce new €10 banknote in 2014 with support from partnership programme
19 July 2013
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
2 May 2013
Eurosystem introduces Europa Series €5 banknote
30 April 2013
Europa series €5 banknote to be issued as of 2 May 2013
23 April 2013
Joint OeNB-ECB conference discusses the preparations for the launch of the new Europa series of euro banknotes
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10 January 2013
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
10 January 2013
Eurosystem unveils the Europa series €5 banknote
8 November 2012
Eurosystem to introduce second series of euro banknotes - the “Europa” series
3 August 2012
ECB's environmental policy is re-awarded EMAS certification
16 July 2012
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
16 January 2012
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
2 December 2011
2nd International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against counterfeiting
18 July 2011
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
17 January 2011
biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
3 January 2011
Euro banknotes and coins have been successfully introduced in Estonia
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19 July 2010
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
11 January 2010
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
13 July 2009
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
5 March 2009
Tender procedures as of 8 April 2009
16 January 2009
Dual circulation of Slovak koruna and euro comes to an end in Slovakia
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12 January 2009
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
2 January 2009
Euro banknotes and coins successfully introduced in Slovakia
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10 July 2008
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
4 February 2008
Finalisation of the 2008 euro cash changeover in Cyprus and Malta
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10 January 2008
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
3 January 2008
The euro cash changeover in Cyprus and Malta
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1 January 2008
Cyprus and Malta join the euro area
11 July 2007
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
16 May 2007
First International Conference on the Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting: The euro is in safe hands
16 January 2007
Finalisation of the euro cash changeover in Slovenia
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12 January 2007
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
3 January 2007
The euro cash changeover in Slovenia
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13 July 2006
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
13 January 2006
Biannual information on euro banknote counterfeiting
15 July 2005
Biannual information on euro counterfeiting
13 January 2005
Biannual information on the counterfeiting of the euro
6 January 2005
Framework for the detection of counterfeits and fitness sorting of euro banknotes by credit institutions and professional cash handlers
18 November 2004
The Governing Council of the ECB decides not to introduce very low denomination euro banknotes
22 October 2004
Rules on the future procurement of euro banknotes
22 July 2004
Biannual information on the counterfeiting of the euro
22 January 2004
Biannual information on the counterfeiting of the euro
16 July 2003
Biannual information on the counterfeiting of the euro
25 March 2003
New rules on the reproduction and exchange of euro banknotes
23 January 2003
Biannual information on the counterfeiting of the euro
31 July 2002
Biannual information on the counterfeiting of the euro
24 April 2002
Evaluation of the 2002 cash changeover
28 February 2002
The euro becomes the sole legal tender in all euro area countries
5 February 2002
ECB recognises partners' valuable contribution to the smooth introduction of the euro banknotes and coins
25 January 2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
18 January 2002
International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen to be awarded to the euro
18 January 2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
11 January 2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
10 January 2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
9 January 2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
8 January 2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
7 January 2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
4 January 2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
3 January 2002
Update on the euro cash changeover
2 January 2002
The euro cash changeover is progressing smoothly in all euro area countries
28 December 2001
The euro cash changeover on track
20 December 2001
New ECB regulation on MFI interest rate statistics
13 December 2001
Signing of the agreement between the European Central Bank and Europol
6 December 2001
Decisions on the issue of euro banknotes and on the allocation of monetary income
5 October 2001
Euro banknotes to be produced until 31 December 2001
13 September 2001
ECB Guideline adopting certain provisions on frontloading outside the euro area
30 August 2001
Amendment to the rules for the reproduction of euro banknotes
5 July 2001
Frontloading of euro banknotes to central banks outside the euro area
7 March 2001
Joint press release by the European Commission, Europol and the ECB: Establishment of a "Steering Group" and a common inter-institutional strategy for the protection of the euro against counterfeiting
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1 March 2001
The European Central Bank outlines its Euro 2002 Information Campaign on the euro banknotes and coins
20 February 2001
European Central Bank and European Commission provide trainers of the blind, deaf and mentally disabled with dummy euro banknotes for training purposes
14 December 2000
Distribution of frontloaded euro banknotes outside the euro area
31 August 2000
Production of the euro 100 banknotes
3 August 2000
1.Financial modalities for credit institutions for the 2002 cash changeover 2. The exchange of national banknotes of other participating Member States at the national central banks
13 July 2000
Determination of the number of euro banknotes to be printed before the launch date of 1 January 2002
11 July 2000
Production of the Euro 100 banknotes
9 November 1999
Report on the legal protection of banknotes in the EU Member States
4 November 1999
Information campaign on the introduction of the euro banknotes and coins: selection of the agency
15 July 1999
Euro banknote production begins
15 July 1999
Euro coins. Background note prepared by the European Commission in close collaboration with the European Central Bank
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1 July 1999
Information campaign on 2002 cash changeover
24 June 1999
Information on the ECB's year 2000 compliance activities
3 November 1998
The exchange of national banknotes of other participating Member States by participating national central banks
13 October 1998
Further decisions on the euro banknotes
12 September 1998
Progress in the technical preparation of the euro banknotes
8 July 1998
Legal protection of euro banknotes