Banknotes of 100 and 500 UAH of old model were most often faked in 2019, - NBU

Source : 112 Ukraine

About 65% of seized fakes - made in 2006
17:03, 24 January 2020

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Most often banknotes of 500 UAH 2006 and 100 UAH 2005 of manufacture were faked in 2019. The press service of the National Bank of Ukraine reports.

“Most often in 2019, banknotes of the old type were faked - with a face value of 500 hryvnias of the sample of 2006 and 100 hryvnias of the sample of 2005. Their number was about 65% and 15% of the total number of counterfeits withdrawn from circulation, respectively,” - the statement said.

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It is also noted that in 2019 the counterfeiting turnover of 200-hryvnia notes decreased by 17%, 100-hryvnia notes by 29%, and 50 and 20 hryvnia notes by 31%.

Most of the bills were made on a color printer and were designed for the carelessness of citizens. Most often, fakes were sold at the box office of shops, restaurants, gas stations etc.

In 2019, the total number of fakes was 2.9. for 1 million pcs. real banknotes. In 2018, this figure was 2.5 pcs., And in 2017 - 3.6 pcs.

Also in Ukraine, the seizure of foreign currencies. Among the detected 75% are US dollars, 23% of the euro and another 2% are in Russian rubles and British pounds.

As we reported, On December 20, 2019, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) introduced a renewed banknote of 50 hryvnias

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