Status report on euro counterfeits recovered in the first half of 2015

17. 07. 2015 | Press Release of the NBS

Banknotes

In the first half of 2015 a total of 1,878 counterfeit euro banknotes were recovered in Slovakia, similar to the number recovered in the same period of the previous year. The most numerous denominations of counterfeit banknotes were €50 (74.9%) and €20 (13.8%). The quality of the counterfeits is generally good.

Half-yearly trend in the number of counterfeit euro banknotes recovered


Period

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

 

1H

2H

1H

2H

1H

2H

1H

2H

1H

2H

1H

2H

1H

Number

1,163

938

664

789

720

5,540

790

654

979

1,736

1,910

1,556

1,878

Number of counterfeit banknotes broken down by denomination

 

€5

€10

€20

€50

€100

€200

€500

Total

Number

13

34

259

1,407

116

34

15

1,878

%

0.7

1.8

13.8

74.9

6.2

1.8

0.8

100.0

Coins

In the first half of 2015 a total of 971 counterfeit euro coins were recovered in Slovakia. Their number fell by 36% compared to the same period of the previous year. €2 counterfeits accounted for 67.4% of the total. The technical quality of coin counterfeits is mostly good or very good.

Half-yearly trend in the number of counterfeit euro coins recovered


Period

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

 

 1H

2H

1H

2H

1H

2H

1H

2H

1H

2H

1H

2H

1H

Number

193

617

642

767

786

842

896

2,111

3,216

29,271

1,511

1,213

971

Number of counterfeit coins broken down by denomination

 

€0.50

€1

€2

Total

Number

222

95

654

971

%

22.9

9.7

67.4

100.0

Jana Kováčová
Head of the Press and Editorial Section

National Bank of Slovakia
Press and Editorial Section
Imricha Karvasa 1, 813 25 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421-2-5787 2142, +421-2-5865 2142, +421-2-5787 2169, +421-2-5865 2169
Internet: http://www.nbs.sk

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