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Euro-Banknoten müssen echt und von hoher Qualität sein, damit die Bürgerinnen und Bürger ihnen vertrauen. Daher prüfen die nationalen Zentralbanken (NZBen) die Banknoten auf ihre Echtheit und verifizieren, dass sie nicht beschädigt oder verschmutzt sind, bevor sie die Geldscheine erneut ausgeben.

Beschädigte Banknoten

Euro-Banknoten, die beschädigt sind (angesengtes Papier, abgeschnittene Teile oder anderweitige Mängel) und bestimmte Anforderungen nicht mehr erfüllen, werden von den nationalen Zentralbanken des Euroraums eingezogen und durch neue Geldscheine ersetzt. Beispielsweise ersetzen NZBen beschädigte Euro-Banknoten, wenn Sie mehr als die Hälfte der Banknote vorlegen oder aber beweisen können, dass der fehlende (größere) Teil des Geldscheins vernichtet wurde. Für mutwillig beschädigte Euro-Banknoten gibt es keinen Ersatz.

Normalerweise ersetzen NZBen Euro-Banknoten gebührenfrei. Bei Euro-Banknoten, die versehentlich durch Diebstahlschutzvorrichtungen beschädigt wurden, fällt eine Gebühr an.

Von nationalen Zentralbanken ausgegebene Banknoten

Die nationalen Zentralbanken verfügen über vollautomatische Banknotenbearbeitungsgeräte, mit denen sie die erhaltenen Banknoten überprüfen. Diese Geräte sortieren die Geldscheine, um einen hohen Qualitätsstandard zu gewährleisten. 2010 befanden die NZBen 5,8 Milliarden Banknoten als nicht mehr umlauffähig und ersetzten sie daher durch neue Geldscheine. Verschmutzte und beschädigte Banknoten werden vernichtet.

Nähere Informationen erhalten Sie bei Ihrer NZB.



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