You have to have sympathy for Jean-Claude Trichet -- there was a big row
over whether he should become President of the European Central Bank
last year, and now the Berlin police have had to issue a press release
to assure people that banknotes bearing his signature are genuine.
Because of the huge quantity of notes that had to be produced for the
currency changeover nearly 3 years ago, most notes in circulation still
bear the signature of his predecessor, Wim Duisenberg. People have just
started noticing that a few of the notes now have a new signature, and
have been reporting them as suspected duds.
http://www.berlin.de/polizei/Presse/archiv/22663/index.html (in German)
Just to be safe, the press release concludes with a note that the
Duisenberg notes remain valid....