European legal framework

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As with banknotes, European legal texts define the rules applying for recirculation of euro coins by private operators and provide the procedures that central banks can implement to ensure their supervisory functions towards these stakeholders.

Text concerning authentication of euro coins and handling of euro coins unfit for circulation :

Texts defining the measures for the protection of the euro against counterfeiting


For countries that have adopted the euro as the single currency :

  • For other members states that have not adopted the euro as the single currency :

Updated on: 06/07/2018 15:06