Banknotes and coins

The recirculation of euro banknotes and coins

The main objective of the standards for recirculation of euro banknotes and coins is to ensure the integrity and conservation of cash in circulation.

This means that credit institutions and other professional cash handlers deliver euro banknotes and coins to their customers only when their authenticity and fitness has been confirmed.

In the case of customer operated cash dispensers, banknotes that are put into circulation have been checked for fitness by successfully tested equipment that ensure their authenticity and good condition.



Information published on recirculation of banknotes in other central banks belonging to the Eurosystem