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hi again all you helpful people.

am i right in saying that some resteraunts and bars etc.dont like accepting 50 euro notes because of forgeries? or is it for higher denominations?............thanks

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I don't think it's because of forgeries but rather that it eats up all their spare change. If you are in a large party then it's ok because you probably wouldn't need so much change. If you are spending only a small amount then it's just the same as at home and you will be asked "don't you have anything smaller?".

I always ask for 20 euro notes and smaller when I collect currency because there is less likelihood of mistakes being made when you are given change.

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fair do's

thanks atlanticrover

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I've never experienced that, esp. not in restaurants. i'd understand some small shops (lack of change). Often I pay with 50€ note, once I even exchanged 500€ in a restaurant and all they did was joked a bit, but gladly exchange money for smaller notes. So, no worries ;)

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I personally don't like taking higher denomination notes either but ordered online this time and our currency provider had given us some 100 euro notes. I think restaurants are checking for forgeries, on Wednesday night in a restaurant, the waiter left the restaurant with the note (presumably to get it checked) and then came back with the change. Also used one in the airport where they had equipment under the till to verify. Didn't notice any extra vigilance over the 50 euro notes though.

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