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EU-wide progress on tackling euro coin counterfeiting in 2018

In 2018, almost 180,000 counterfeit euro coins were removed from circulation, representing an increase of 11.45% compared to 2017. 

Status on euro coin counterfeiting in 2018

While the European Central Bank is responsible for tackling counterfeit euro banknotes, the European Commission is in charge of tackling counterfeit euro coins. As part of this duty, it closely monitors the evolution of counterfeit euro coins and releases headline figures on a yearly basis.