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Film on cash management at the BCL


In order to better present its missions and tasks, the Banque centrale du Luxembourg (BCL) has released a short explanatory film on its website ( on the processing of euro banknotes. 

By putting into circulation and processing cash, the BCL ensures the proper functioning of the fiduciary circulation and guarantees the availability at all times to the public, via the commercial banks, of the requested denominations of banknotes and coins in sufficient quantity and in adequate quality. 

The objective of the film is to present in more detail a mission of the BCL that is not well known to the general public. 

The different stages of the banknote processing cycle are explained: the lodgments by commercial banks, the checking of authenticity, the counting, the sorting and the destruction of banknotes via a specific machine. The film also shows the packaging of banknotes and coins as well as their storage and handling. 

This film, which is available in 4 linguistic versions (Luxembourgish, German, French and English), will also serve as didactic support for presentations given to groups of visitors or to the numerous students visiting the Bank. 

In January 2017, the BCL has already released a film covering the main missions of the BCL, its involvement at the level of the Eurosystem and the central role played by the institution in the Luxembourg economy.

The Communication Section is at your disposal for any questions on these films.