European Central Bank Press Release

PRESS RELEASE - Evaluation of the 2002 cash changeover, 24 April.

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The ECB is today publishing its report on the evaluation of the 2002 cash changeover.

The report offers a comprehensive overview and assessment of the introduction of euro banknotes and coins in the euro area, which was successfully completed by end-February 2002. This success was mainly due to meticulous and well co-ordinated preparations for the cash changeover, based on co-operation between a