New security features for euro banknotes planned

A new series of euro banknotes with improved security features to combat forgery will be issued by the end of the decade, the Bundesbank board member responsible for banknotes, Franz-Christoph Zeitler, told Focus magazine.

He said current security features will be revised, and some completely new characteristics introduced to help improve identification of forgeries.

"I'm thinking about (features) that are quickly recognisable for consumers in everyday situations," he said in Focus.

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