Is the euro a safe currency?

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How secure are euro banknotes?
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How do I recognise counterfeit money?


Answers

How secure are euro banknotes?
Answer:
The euro banknotes feature several high-technology security elements that render their reproduction extremely difficult. The security elements also enable people themselves to verify the authenticity of banknotes.
How do I recognise counterfeit money?
Answer:
The euro banknotes have a number of security features which render counterfeiting very complicated. For the recognition of counterfeits you should examine as many known security features as possible. A certain way is to compare a suspicious note with the one you are sure of. You should also see if the source of the note is sufficiently reliable. For example, you can always be sure that you withdraw genuine money from a cash dispenser. In case of doubt approach an office of a commercial bank for assistance. Before the changeover, the general public will be given more information on the design of the banknotes and coins, security features, and so on.