JordiJanTaxi wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:10 pm
How does then ECB count which banknotes are comissioned to which National Central Bank? And, if the banknotes still belong to NCBs, why don't they keep having country letter in the serial number and printer code according to printing facilities? Or will we see again banknotes witg D, G, H, and new other letters for SK or MT since E and F have been taken by other printers? Or, otherwise, where will Estonian, Cypriot, Maltese, Sloveninan and Slovakian banknotes be printed?
I don't think ECB counts. ECB decides in advance, which NCB will commission how many banknotes of a certain nomination during the next year.
Some NCBs have inhouse printing works and some don't. (Or e.g. in the case of Germany they commission more banknotes than the inhouse printing works can handle.)
For those orders that are not done inhouse there will be a public tender.
E.g. https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTIC ... XT:EN:HTML
is a tender by the bank of Ireland over 135.26 million 5 EUR banknotes for 2020.
Some NCBs provide the details only to qualified companies, but the Bank of Ireland seems to make a lot (everything?) public:
https://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/publi ... lowPrint=1
As an answer to one question we see that all these banknotes will be delivered to the Bank of Ireland. In which country they will eventually be brought into circulation is probably not made public. It's quite obvious that most of them will not be determined for Ireland in the end.
Since the Europa series the commissioning NCB is no longer visible on the banknote. So these 135.26 million banknotes will just have the letter of the printing works that wins the tender. I have no idea why this change compared to series 1 banknotes has been made,
So now we know that out of the 751.6 million 5 EUR notes for 2020 135.26 million are commissioned by the Irish NCB, I haven't investigated whether BE, AT, and PT all have public tenders. If not we might never know how many 5 EUR notes they commission. I also don't know whether it will be made public who wins the Irish tender. Maybe the winning printing works make a press release?