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Setelien luotettavuuden edellytyksenä on, että ne ovat aitoja ja hyväkuntoisia. Kaikkien eurosetelien aitous ja kunto tarkastetaan, ennen kuin ne palautetaan kiertoon. Väärennökset sekä vioittuneet tai likaiset setelit poistetaan kierrosta.

Vahingoittuneet setelit

Osittain palaneet, leikellyt, hajonneet taikka muuten vahingoittuneet eurosetelit, jotka täyttävät tietyt vaatimukset, voi vaihtaa uusiin euroalueen kansallisissa keskuspankeissa. Vaihtaminen on mahdollista, jos vahingoittuneesta setelistä on jäljellä yli puolet tai jos voidaan todistaa, että puuttuva (suurempi) osa on tuhoutunut. Tahallaan vaurioitettuja euroseteleitä ei lunasteta.

Kansalliset keskuspankit lunastavat vahingoittuneita seteleitä yleensä veloituksetta. Varkaudenestolaitteiden vuoksi vahingoittuneiden setelien lunastamisesta peritään maksu.

Setelien lajittelu kansallisissa keskuspankeissa

Kansallisiin keskuspankkeihin palautettujen eurosetelien kunto tarkastetaan automatisoiduilla setelinkäsittelylaitteilla, jotka lajittelevat setelit niiden kunnon mukaan. Näin varmistetaan, että kiertoon pääsee vain hyväkuntoisia seteleitä. Vuonna 2010 kansalliset keskuspankit poistivat kierrosta 5,8 miljardia huonokuntoiseksi luokiteltua seteliä ja korvasivat ne uusilla. Likaantuneet ja vahingoittuneet setelit tuhotaan.

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