nr 104 - Public feed back for better banknote design

DNB Working Papers
Date 23 June 2006

The euro banknotes recently celebrated their 4th year anniversary (2002 – 2006)! DNB has monitored the Dutch public’s acceptance of the euro banknotes through surveys in 2002, 2003 and 2005, contrasting its findings with those for the former guilder notes as well as the results of other recent consumer surveys conducted by the US Treasury (2002), Bank of Canada (2003) and several others. A unique time line is presented of the public’s knowledge of security features in the Netherlands over the years 1983- 2005. Keywords : market research, consumer research, public information , public awareness of banknotes, measuring method for the public’s awareness of security features, measuring method for the public's appreciation of banknotes, questionnaire/public opinion poll on banknotes, design of banknotes.