€50 most faked Euro Note

13 07 2007

Interesting piece on how counterfeiters are having a field day by floating fake Euro notes.

The 50 euro banknote was the most widely faked euro note in the first half of 2007, accounting for half of all fake euro notes taken out of circulation, according to the European Central Bank.

The 100 euro note accounted for 20% of the fake notes, while the 20 euro note accounted for 15%. The smallest and the largest denominations were the least faked, with the five euro note and the 500 euro note accounting for a mere 1% of the total. Meanwhile, 10% of the fakes were 200 euro notes and 3% were 10 euro notes.

The report says that holograms are being used to distinguish counterfeit notes from the genuine ones.

Counterfeits can be easily distinguished from genuine banknotes by using the simple and so-called “feel-look-tilt” test to reveal the note’s security features. In the test, one can feel that the ink is thicker in some places than others on the note. Looking at the note up against the light will reveal watermarks. And if one tilts the bank note, the hologram image on the hologram patch will change between the value and a window or doorway. -EUObserver

Source: http://euobserver.com/9/24469 

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15 07 2007
Hologram Industry News » €50 note is counterfeiters favorite

[...] This article reports that The 50 euro banknote was the most widely faked euro note in the first half of 2007, accounting for half of all fake euro notes taken out of circulation, according to the European Central Bank. [...]

31 07 2007
Tapio Holländer

I´ve got in a bank in Helsinki, Finland an error 50 euro banknote, Specialist Auctions tried to sell my banknote at 10,000,000.00£s price, but they had only the list of errors: Light flowers to the left below the brown lining, in the brown lining below a HOLE, near 5 to the right a light cross, in the 0 inside also a light cross, all around and inside the house light and dark brown tracks , the house to the right the roof below, there is right up to the corner also a HOLE and the basement has brown errors and whole banknote is disragged. Banknote would have been in circulation, if I didn´t find it. littera n:o L20135202242

1 09 2007
Tapio Hollaender

I´ve got in Aktia bank Helsinki Finland a very beautyfully misprinted 50€uro banknote. Specialist Auctions tried to sell my banknote at price 10,000,000.£s, but they only had the text of the errors: light flowers to the left below the brown lining, in the brown lining below a HOLE, to the right 5 there is a light cross and in the 0 als a light cross, all around and inside the house beautyful tracks, to the right the house, the roof below there is right up to the corner also a HOLE, and in basement there is brown errors and the whole banknote is disragged. The banknote had been in circulation, if I didn´t it. The errors appeared after scanning, please e-mail to me your e-mail adress, so you´ll get a digipix from me.THIS BANKNOTE IS NOT FAKE

9 09 2007
Tapio Hollaender

My banknote isn´t most fake 50 euro banknote. I got in Aktia bank in Helsinki 3 pieces 50 euro banknote, And then I found , in one baknote one part of star nearest the brown lining was separated, Me and my banknote were together in photo in biggest finnish newspaper, the representanter of Bank of Finland said:”yoy can buy ewerywhere with your banknote, but I didn´t do it, Then I scanned it and what a sight, Errors allover the banknote, Then I e-mailed to ECB and Heli Airisniemi told me to e-mail the digipix to Finland´s bank and there one man e-mailed to me. Send your banknote here, because your digipix is so bad, we can make a better digipiox,
. I didn´t fullfill his wish, guess why. So my bank has printed legal in Helsinki,so leave your stupid writings about my faked banknote L20135202242 and H006F5

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