Message for Retailers: €20 genuine notes – Ink stained banknotes
The Gardaí have released a statement advising retailers to keep on the lookout for ink stained bank notes.
Please note the following:
- The Central Bank Currency Centre has noted an increase in amount of damaged genuine €20 banknotes.
- The banknotes appear to have security dye removed.
- The genuine foil has most likely been removed in the process and a strip of silver material with the numerals 20 etched by hand has been attached.
- In some instances a white type solution has also been drafted on the notes in areas were dye remained. The banknotes are generally being discovered in the West of Ireland Limerick, Clare and Galway.
Please report any findings to the Gardaí and retain the bank notes in question.