Reproduction of euro banknotes
In order to avoid any confusion or any malpractice, the reproduction of euro banknotes is subject to very specific rules, and their use as an advertising medium is prohibited. For more details, see:
- Guideline of the European Central Bank of 20 March 2003
- Decision of the ECB of 19 April 2013 on the denominations, specifications, reproduction, exchange and withdrawal of euro banknotes
- Protection of banknotes and coins having legal tender status (extracts from the Criminal Code): Dutch | French
Reproduction of Belgian banknotes
The reproduction of Belgian franc banknotes is also subject to specific rules. These rules can be found in the official notice concerning the reproduction of banknotes for publicity reasons or other purposes.
In addition, the National Bank allows for the electronic reproduction of banknotes in Belgian franc under the same conditions that apply to euro banknotes: see Article 2.3, f) of the Decision of the ECB of 19 April 2013.