Manual fitness checks

Manual fitness checks

Duly trained employees of credit institutions may carry out manual banknote fitness checks in the following cases:

In order to assist credit institutions with correct manual fitness checking, the Banco de España has prepared a document called "Instructions for manual fitness checking of euro banknotes for circulation File PDF: Opens in new window (673 KB)", which is complemented by a sheet of acetate for detecting the degree of soiling of banknotes. Both can be requested by post or e-mail from the Cash and Issue Department.

The Banco de España also provides professional cash handlers with training on banknotes and coins.

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