Over 2,000 counterfeit banknotes and coins seized in 2016

The number of counterfeit banknotes and coins of all currencies seized in the Czech Republic in the first three quarters of 2016 dropped by 43 percent compared to the same period last year to a total of 2,078, the Czech National Bank informed on its website on Sunday. The highest number of seized counterfit banknotes and coins were in Czech crowns, however, their number dropped to 1,096 from last year`s 1,426. On the other hand, the number of forged euro banknotes and coins has increased to 743, compared to 474 in 2015.

Author: Ruth Fraňková