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Web address .com.eurobilltrackerwww
Commercial? No
Available in English, and others
Launched 2002
Current status Online

EuroBillTracker (EBT) is a website designed for tracking

  • EuroBillTracker WebSite (English) (other languages available on the site)

External links

  1. ^ Euro Bill Tracker Reaches 50,000 Registered Bills in 15 Weeks Time, press release published on April 12, 2002
  2. ^ Saranow, J: "Follow the Money", The Wall Street Journal, 9 December 2002
  3. ^ "EuroBillTracker – About this site". Philippe Girolami, Anssi Johansson, Marko Schilde. EuroBillTracker. 1 January 2002. Retrieved 21 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "EuroBillTracker – Statistics". Philippe Girolami, Anssi Johansson, Marko Schilde. EuroBillTracker. 1 January 2002. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "EuroBillTracker :: View topic – how to enter notes?". Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  6. ^ "EuroBillTracker :: View topic – Gennevilliers Agreement". Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  7. ^ "Follow your Euro notes in their tracks". 1 January 2002. Retrieved 2015-01-01. 


See also

Apart from the yearly meeting, national communities have been organising local gatherings at various levels; most notably, the German-speaking community has once been hosted at the European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt am Main in April 2007. The visit was repeated in April 2012, during an international meeting.

Year Winter Summer
2004 Brussels
2005 Helsinki
2006 Amsterdam
2007 Berlin
2008 Ljubljana
2009 Bologna Vienna
2010 Malta Florence
2011 Kalkar Barcelona
2012 Frankfurt am Main Munich
2013 Rouen Rotterdam
2014 Lisbon Turku
2015 Larnaca Brussels

Since 2004, the community has been organizing a pan-European yearly meeting during summer. And after the 2008 meeting in Ljubljana the EBT users decided to organize also a winter pan-European meeting.

The growing popularity of EuroBillTracker has led to the development of a community of trackers, especially in countries with a higher usage of the website, such as Finland, the Benelux countries and Slovenia. On the contrary, the percentage of users with respect to the national population is especially low in some south European countries such as France, Spain or Greece, and also in Republic of Ireland


Year Number of Banknotes Entered

Number of banknotes entered (history)

Country Notes entered (over)
Germany 42,100,000
Belgium 17,100,000
Cyprus 42,200
Vatican 5,300
Slovakia 970,400
Slovenia 3,300,000
Spain 4,600,000
Estonia 404,400
Finland 18,100,000
France 6,100,000
Greece 839,900
Ireland 982,700
Italy 6,800,000
Latvia 69,700
Lithuania 5,500
Luxembourg 168,100
Malta 933,300
Monaco 107,000
Netherlands 16,700,000
Portugal 6,500,000
San Marino 4,700
Austria 11,700,000
Andorra 26,500
Montenegro 13,500
  • Number of users: over 191,700
  • Number of banknotes: over 139,000,000
  • Total value of all notes: over €2,625,000,000
  • Number of interesting hits: over 792,000
  • Number of bills by country:

As of 1 January 2015:[7]

Core figures

A map of Eurozone according to their EBT hit ratio, i.e. the ratio between the number of banknotes registered at least two times and the total number of banknotes entered in a country. Green represents a higher ratio.

Statistical facts

From February 2008 onwards, the website is supposed to be run by a non-profit organization based in Wikimedia, will be in charge of protecting the EuroBillTracker database and ensuring it is free of charge. Proceedings for the founding of the association are under way as of January 2008; they were launched after disagreements between the founder of the website and other webmasters caused a split of EuroBillTracker into two different sites on 24 December 2007. The two sites reunited in early 2008.

[5] EuroBillTracker is not affiliated with the

Euro banknotes and coins were put into circulation on 1 January 2002 and EBT has been tracking notes since then. The site was initially created by Philippe Girolami (giro). Anssi Johansson (avij) has been assisting with running the site since mid-2003. Site translation and various other tasks are handled by a group of active EBT users.

  • Diffusion information: Each euro country has its own range of note serial numbers and from this information EBT can generate diffusion graphs that tell us how the notes travel to other countries. See the Diffusion section for more information.
  • Tracking information: When a note is re-entered, the users who previously entered it are notified via email. These hits can be seen in the statistics section.
  • Statistics and rankings: Who enters the most notes, which are the top countries? Where are the notes currently situated?

EuroBillTracker is an international non-profit volunteer team dedicated to tracking euro notes around the world. The site is made up of people who simply enter the information from the notes in their possession. Each user enters the serial numbers and location information for each note they obtain into EuroBillTracker. A user can then see any comments from other people who have had that note. From this information, the site extracts:



  • Characteristics 1
  • Statistical facts 2
    • Core figures 2.1
    • Number of banknotes entered (history) 2.2
  • Community 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

[4] worth more than €2.235 billion.[4] EuroBillTracker has registered over 117 million notes as of May 2013,[3] The aim is to record as many notes as possible to know details about their distribution and movements, follow it up, like where a note has been seen in particular, and generate statistics and rankings, for example, in which countries there are more tickets.[2][1]

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