In case the Bank of Lithuania specialists discover that the money is counterfeit, they will immediately inform the police
The Bank of Lithuania and the Police Department agreed to strengthen their cooperation against currency counterfeiting. This way, the Bank of Lithuania will get the accelerated exchange of information and methodological assistance, with the ability to examine more currencies.
The Bank of Lithuania used to examine only suspicious euro banknotes and coins. From now on, it will also check other banknotes in circulation, which will be submitted for testing by police officers. It’s about US dollars, UK pound sterling, Russian roubles, and other currencies.
For now, there is more than €4.4 billion of Bank of Lithuania-issued euro in circulation. Over a year, the bank identifies, on average, 3,000 counterfeit banknotes and coins of different denominations. It exchanges, on average, around 90,000 damaged banknotes and coins.