The first 6 months of 2019 especially saw roughly 251,000 counterfeit bills pulled out of circulation.

20 and 50 Euro notes are amongst the most frequently reproduced.

However, the number of forged Euro notes has dropped in comparison to the first half of 2018, when 301,000 were found - a decrease of nearly 17%.

Around 22 billion bills in circulation, which constitutes a worth of roughly €1,200 billion.