Information on euro banknote counterfeiting in Portugal in 2015
During 2015, 8,587 counterfeit banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in Portugal, a decrease of around 7% compared to the year before.
The €20 banknote continues to be the most counterfeited denomination both in Portugal and in the euro area as a whole.
Number of counterfeit banknotes seized in Portugal
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Source: Counterfeiting Monitoring System (CMS) 11.01.2016
Counterfeit banknotes may be recognised without extra verification aids, by carefully observing the security features aimed at the general public using the ‘feel-look-tilt’ test described on Banco de Portugal’s website (see Related information), where you can find other useful information on cash in the Banknotes and Coins section.
Lisbon, 22 January 2016