In the first half of 2011, a total of 406 counterfeit euro banknotes were detected among banknotes in circulation in Finland. The number of counterfeits has been fairly stable in recent years.
Of the banknotes in different denominations, the EUR 100 was the most frequently discovered counterfeit banknote in Finland (132 counterfeits) in the first half of 2011, followed by EUR 50 and EUR 20.
Jussi Kangas, Banknote Specialist, Bank of Finland, tel. +358 10 831 3481