The Europa Series Banknotes

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.

It includes a portrait of Europa – a figure from Greek mythology and the origin of the name of our continent – in the hologram and the watermark. The new banknotes have several new and enhanced security features to make them even more resistant to counterfeiting. They can be easily checked using the “feel, look and tilt” method.

The new €50 banknote

Discover the New €50 Banknote

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The new €10 banknote

The new €10 banknote started circulating on 23 September 2014. More information can be found at