Counterfeit Notes 2015
The number of counterfeit Scottish banknotes discovered and removed from circulation during 2015 remained only a very small percentage in relation to the total number of genuine notes in circulation. From Table 1 below you can see that the number of counterfeit notes represents only 0.0341% of the number of genuine banknotes in circulation, which at the end of 2015 stood at over 310 million notes.
No. of counterfeit banknotes taken out of circulation
No. of genuine banknotes in circulation
At 105,789, the number of counterfeit notes discovered and removed from circulation increased during 2015. Chart 1 shows comparative figures for 2010 to 2015.
The face value of counterfeit notes removed from circulation also increased during 2015 to £2,043,954. Chart 2 provides figures for the face value of counterfeit notes removed from circulation from 2010 onwards.