Does anyone have information on the issue of new 50 Euro notes and the expiration of existing 50 Euro notes. I was informed by Kafenion talk today that as of the beginning of April that all existing 50 Euro notes must be surrendered and new ones will be issued. After the beginning of April if you haven't done this the old notes will become invalid.
Does anyone know if there is any truth to this or know where I can get more information about it?
This is all I can find on the internet: "The date when the first series of euro banknotes ceases to be legal tender will be announced well in advance. However, the banknotes of the first series will always retain their value: they can be exchanged for an unlimited period of time at the Eurosystem NCBs."
Does anyone know if there has been an announcement that I've missed?