The beginning of 2002 was marked by the issuance of a new currency - the euro. Gradually, it replaced the national currencies of European countries. Now in most countries of the world this currency is circulating. There are 7 types of banknotes of this currency.
Features of euro notes
All banknotes have many degrees of protection and have the maximum number of security elements. When making banknotes, the latest printing methods are used, including engraving and grating. According to statistics, the euro is forged much less often than the bills of any other national currency.
The denominations of Euro denominations are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. All banknotes have a unique design, which was worked by Robert Kalina and a whole group of artists from the Austrian bank. On the back of each note in the lower right corner is a map of the countries of the European Union, made in the color of the banknote.
Banknote of 50 or more have special protection elements made of foil. The main element of the banknote is a hologram, where depending on the angles you can see the architectural design and denominations of Euro banknotes.
On the front side of each banknote are depicted windows or gates, which are a symbol of the spirit of friendship and cooperation of European peoples. Drawing of the reverse side - a view of the bridge of a certain era, symbolizing the communication of people both inside European countries, and with the rest of the world.
Different denominations of euro bills have their own predominant color. When they are made, cotton paper is used, so the euro feels significantly different from the bills of other currencies.
Security elements of banknotes
- Watermarks located in the coupon field. Are executed in the form of the reduced denominations of a specific face value. Below them are numbers that represent digital denomination.
- The hidden central thread.
- On the front side in the left upper corner and with the reverse in the same field are images that, when applied, form the denomination of the note.
- Metallized elements with holography on the front sides of banknotes.
Denominations of denominations of up to 100 euros
Small euro notes (5, 10 and 20) do not have a special protective strip of foil.
On banknotes of 5 € the main color is gray. The size of the bill is 12 cm in width and 6.2 cm in height. On the front side there is an arch of the era of classicism, and on the reverse side - an aqueduct.
On the banknotes of 10 € main color is red. Dimensions notes width – 12.7 cm, and the height is 6.7 cm the obverse depicts the arch, and the back – reflected on the water bridge. Depicts buildings belong to the era of the Romanesque style.
On banknotes of 20 € blue prevails and its gradations. Dimensions of the bill width - 13.3 cm, and height - 7.2 cm. From the front side are depicted fragments of stained-glass windows and windows, made in the Gothic style. On the reverse side - a bridge, reflected in the water, executed in the same architectural style.
The denomination of 50 euros has the sizes 140 on 77 mm. The orange color predominates. On the front side is a fragment of the structure with windows, and on the reverse side - a bridge made in the Renaissance style.
On bills 100 € the basic color is green. Dimensions of the bill width - 14.7 cm, and height - 8.2 cm. On the front side of the bill is a triumphal arch of baroque and rococo style. On the reverse side - an arch bridge with sculptures and columns.
Denomination of 200 euros
This type of cuts of size 153 by 82 mm, has a dominant yellow-beige color. The front side is depicted a portion of a window in a metal frame, made in a modern style. On the reverse side of the metal bridge, stretched along the yellow strip.
The denomination of 500 euros
This banknote has the largest value, and its size is the largest among all the denominations (160 x 82 mm). Dominated by purple and violet colors and their gradation. The front side is depicted a fragment of a building with art Nouveau Windows, and on the reverse is a modern suspension bridge. The denomination 500 Euro – the symbol of the currency of the future.
The euro currency is the most reliable and safe in the world. Thanks to this, it has gained immense popularity in other countries. During the development of banknotes, special attention was paid to protection from counterfeits. Of particular importance was every detail, up to the paper and paint. A whole group of artists participated in the creation of banknotes. Euro denomination denominations of 50 or more denominations have a greater number of degrees of protection.