This app turns your smartphone into a state-of-the-art euro banknote scanner.
It is designed for iPhone 5 and up, and iOS 8 and up.
This Genuine or Counterfeit app, developed by De Nederlandsche Bank, helps you check euro banknotes.
Have you got an odd-looking banknote? This app will check it for you in a matter of seconds.
Place the banknote on a flat surface. The app takes a picture and compares it with information on genuine banknotes. Swipe to select the note you want to check. The app switches automatically between the old and new series. It tells you whether the banknote is OK. If the app is unable to verify whether the note is genuine, it will show a message. This means the note is either counterfeit or too crumpled or worn to be tested. Double-check it yourself using the look, feel and tilt method. Also make sure that your phone software is up to date.
This app is a tool to check the authenticity of euro banknotes. It has been tested (check the release message) on all counterfeit banknotes intercepted in the Netherlands by De Nederlandsche Bank. We recommend double-checking notes using the look, feel and tilt method. The latest app and operating system updates are required for the app to function properly. This app is intended for private use only. We will only pay the value of banknotes we find to be genuine. We cannot accept liability for any loss or damage resulting from the use of this app.
- The app has been tested on counterfeit banknotes intercepted up to 28 May 2019
- New € 100 and € 200 banknotes from the Europa series have been added
Ratings and Reviews
Not working smoothly
Insufficiently developped. Too difficult to get camera just in right spot. Takes way too much time. Had to do over and over again no result. Difficult to close the app
- De Nederlandsche Bank N.V.
- 15.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 De Nederlandsche Bank N.V.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.