The quality of euro banknotes in circulation

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The quality of euro banknotes in circulation

Post by ART » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:06 am

Online survey here: http://www.ecb.europa.eu/euro/banknotes ... ty.en.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: The quality of euro banknotes in circulation

Post by Akai » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:52 pm

I have performed the test :twisted:

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Re: The quality of euro banknotes in circulation

Post by tabbs » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:47 am

Me too. Except I could not simply answer the question of how I make a €50 payment. I missed a "That depends" option there. :)

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Re: The quality of euro banknotes in circulation

Post by MDeen » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:58 pm

Are the results in already?

From a dutch newsforum (google translated version):
The Dutch national bank destroys annually over 53 million notes, which is uncessary according to consumer wishes. That is a conclusion from a survey the bank held.
Ah, no, it is a real-life test:
The sorters are set to strict European standards. For example, a crack measuring up to eight millimeters. DNB now determine whether those standards should be so high. In a laboratory, 97 subjects were each presented with 45 banknotes with one or more defects.

The notes were dirty, damaged, torn, or wrinkled. The subjects were then asked whether if they thought the money was appropriate to pay with. The subjects were much less critical than the sorting machines.

Eighty percent have no problems with donkey ears in a note, whereas that is the reason for rejection for one third of the rejected notes is. Graffiti and weakness are not a problem for consumers.

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Re: The quality of euro banknotes in circulation

Post by Dakkus » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:27 pm

I voted and gave highest points for everything, because I want the notes to have a worse condition. Destroying perfectly good banknotes and printing new ones to replace them is senseless waste of money!
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Re: The quality of euro banknotes in circulation

Post by dserrano5 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:11 pm

I leaned towards transmitting the idea of "notes get worn very quickly" so hopefully new series of notes will be made more durable.

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