Counterfeit Euros removed from circulation

The European Central Bank reported that 387,000 counterfeit banknotes were removed from circulation in the first six months of 2010.

The most removed counterfeit Euro was the 50 euro bill, which accounted for 42.5 percent of all counterfeits removed, followed by the 20 Euro bill, which accounted for 41.5 percent of all counterfeit removed.

(More data about counterfeit money detection and arrests.)

Source: AFP, “Number of fake euro banknotes falls,” Google News, July 19, 2010.