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Reproduction rules for banknotes

The reproduction of euro banknotes is not permitted. However, total or partial reproduction of banknotes may be permitted, depending on its purpose – educational or otherwise – where as they cannot be mistaken for genuine currency.

The reproduction of euro banknotes for public purposes (advertising, educational content, etc.) must be authorised by Banco de Portugal. Requests must be sent, via email, to or by postal mail to:


Banco de Portugal

Complexo do Carregado

Apartado 81

2584-908 Carregado


In any case, the reproduction of euro banknotes must comply with the rules established by the European Central Bank in Decision ECB/2013/10, of 19 April 2013, on the denominations, specifications, reproduction, exchange and withdrawal of euro banknotes, published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 30 April 2013.