Euro banknotes exist in seven different denominations: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500.
On the front of both series of euro banknotes, windows and doorways are shown. They symbolise the European spirit of openness and cooperation.
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Over 10 years after the introduction of euro banknotes and coins, the Eurosystem has started to issue a second series of euro banknotes, known as the Europa series.
Various security features have been incorporated into all euro banknotes to protect them against counterfeiting.
In order to avoid any confusion or any malpractice, the reproduction of banknotes is subject to very specific rules.
All professional cash handlers have an obligation to ensure that euro banknotes which they have received and which they intend to put back into circulation are checked for authenticity and that counterfeits are detected.