Cash handling

Successful testing of banknote handling machines and banknote authentication devices

A list of all successfully tested banknote handling machines is published on the ECB website. All machines that pass the testing will be listed on the ECB website within one month of passing the test. A machine will be removed from the website after 12 months, unless it has been re-tested during annual testing or a retest.

Results of the testing of banknote authentication devices, which primarily benefit retailers and others in detecting counterfeit banknotes (the devices do not comply with the ECB decision) are also published on the ECB website. The ECB publishes information about tested devices because it wants to help banknote users to choose between the various devices available.