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The seven euro banknotes (5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euro) illustrate seven periods in European architecture: Antiquity, the Roman era, the Gothic era, the Renaissance, the baroque and rococo era, the 19th century (architecture in iron and steel) and the 20th century (modern architecture).

Euro banknotes exist in seven different denominations: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500. They are legal tender throughout the euro area. They feature architectural styles from different periods in Europe's history.

Front of €5 banknote, Europa series Back of €5 banknote, Europa series

Europa series
The second series of euro banknotes
Size: 120 x 62 mm
Colour: Grey
Architectural style: Classical
Date of issuance: 2 May 2013

5 Euro front 5 Euro rear

Size: 120 x 62 mm
Colour: Grey
Architectural style: Classical

10 Euro front 10 Euro rear

Europa series
The second series of euro banknotes
Size: 127 x 67 mm
Colour: Red
Architectural style: Romanesque
Date of issuance: 23 September 2014

10 Euro front 10 Euro rear

Size: 127 x 67 mm
Colour: Red
Architectural style: Romanesque

20 Euro front 20 Euro rear

Europa series
The second series of euro banknotes
Size: 133 x 72 mm
Colour: Blue
Architectural style: Gothic
Date of issuance: 25 November 2015

20 Euro front 20 Euro rear

Size: 133 x 72 mm
Colour: Blue
Architectural style: Gothic

50 Euro front 50 Euro rear

Europa series
The second series of euro banknotes
Size: 140 x 77 mm
Colour: Orange
Architectural style: Renaissance
Date of issuance: 4 April 2017

50 Euro front 50 Euro rear

Size: 140 x 77 mm
Colour: Orange
Architectural style: Renaissance

100 Euro front 100 Euro rear

Size: 147 x 82 mm
Colour: Green
Architectural style: Baroque and rococo

200 Euro front 200 Euro rear

Size: 153 x 82 mm
Colour: Yellow-brown
Architectural style: 19th century architecture

500 Euro front 500 Euro rear

Size: 160 x 82 mm
Colour: Purple
Architectural style: Modern 20th century architecture