Euro bill

Denominations of Euro bill range from 5 Euro to 500 Euro, and the official sign for the Euro bill is the Euro "€" sign. Euro bill has been in circulation since the adoption of the Euro cash currency in 2002. Euro bills are issued by the European Central Bank (ECB), and each bill bears the signature of the President of the European Central Bank.

Euro bill design

Euro bill When we look at Euro coins, we can see that they vary by EU member states. However, that is not the case with Euro bills. The design of the Euro bill is identical across the whole eurozone. Every denomination of Euro bill has its distinctive size and color. Colors of individual denominations of Euro bills are summarized in the following table.

Euro bill 5 10 20 50 100 200 500
Euro bill color grey red blue orange green yellow purple
Every denomination of the Euro bill involves a stylized illustration with a theme of a European architecture.

Euro bill 5 10 20 50 100 200 500
Euro bill architecture Classic Roman Gothic Renaissance Baroque Art Nov Modern
Euro bills The front of a Euro bill shows windows, arches or gateways. The back of a Euro bill features European bridges. All denominations of a Euro banknote feature the initials of the European Central Bank, the European flag, and a map of Europe. All Euro banknotes also include name "euro" in Latin and the name "ΕΥΡΩ" in Greek script. Every Euro bill also incorporates the 12 stars from the European flag (on the back side of Euro bill).

20 Euro bill security features

Euro bill security features include holograms, variable color ink, checksum, watermarks, raised printing, printing registration, bar code, security thread, magnetic ink, micro-print, and matted surface. The main easily identifiable security features of a Euro banknote are displayed in the following picture. The four main easily noticeable security features are shown on the following picture of a 20 Euro bill.

Euro bill security features

[1] Watermark: Hold the Euro banknote against the light, and you will see a see-through image.
[2] Security thread: Hold the 20 Euro bill against the light, and you will see a dark line running through the Euro bill.
[3] Raised printing: Feel the Euro bill, the ink should be thicker in some parts.
[4] Hologram: Tilt the Euro banknote. The hologram on the €5, €10 and €20 Euro bills shows the value of the banknote.

50 Euro bill

The 50 Euro bill includes security features as on the 20 Euro bill. The easily identifiable security features in a 50 Euro bill are watermark, security thread, raised printing, and the hologram.

50 Euro bill

In addition to the basic security features, the 50 Euro bill also includes a color-changing number [5] as shown on the following picture.

50 Euro banknote
Tilt the €50, €100, €200, or the €500 Euro bill, and the number will change color from purple to olive green or brown.

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