The beginning of 2002 was marked by the release into circulation 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 in use. In total 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. In the manufacture of banknotes used the latest printing methods, including engraving and trellised. According to statistics, fake euros are much less likely than banknotes of any other national currency.
Euro denominations are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. All banknotes have a unique design worked on by Robert Kalina and a whole group of artists from the Austrian bank. On the back of each bill in the lower right corner is a map of the countries of the European Union, made in the color of the banknote.
Banknotes of 50 or more have special security features made of foil. The main element of the banknotes is a hologram, on which, depending on the viewing angles, you can see the architectural design and denominations of euro notes.
On the face of each banknote are windows or gates, which are a symbol of the spirit of friendship and cooperation of European nations. The back side is a view of a bridge of a certain epoch, symbolizing the communication of people both within European countries and with the rest of the world.
Different denominations of euro notes have their predominant color. Cotton paper is used in their manufacture; therefore, to the touch, the euro is significantly different from the bills of other currencies.
Security elements of bills
- Watermarks located in the coupon field. Made in the form of reduced bills of a specific denomination. Below them are numbers representing a digital denomination.
- Hidden central thread.
- From the front side in the upper left corner and from the back in this field there are images that, when applied, form the denomination of the bill.
- Metallized elements with holography on the front sides of banknotes.
Banknotes up to 100 euros
Small euro notes (5, 10 and 20) do not have a special protective foil strip.
On 5 € banknotes, the main color is gray. The width of the banknote is 12 cm in width, and 6.2 cm in height. On the obverse side, there is an arch of the classicism era, and on the reverse side, an aqueduct.
On € 10 banknotes, the main color is red. The width of the banknote is 12.7 cm in width, and 6.7 cm in height. On the front side there is an arch, and on the back side there is a bridge reflected in the water. The structures depicted refer to the era of the Romanesque style.
On the € 20 banknotes blue color prevails and its gradations. The width of the bill is 13.3 cm in width, and 7.2 cm in height. On the front side there are fragments of stained glass windows and windows, made in the Gothic style. On the reverse side there is a bridge, reflected in the water, made in the same architectural style.
The 50 euro bill has dimensions of 140 by 77 mm. Prevails orange color. On the front side there is a fragment of the building with windows, and on the back side there is a bridge made in the Renaissance style.
On the € 100 bills, the main color is green. The width of the bill is 14.7 cm in width, and 8.2 cm in height. On the face of the bill is a triumphal arch of Baroque and Rococo style. On the back side there is an arched bridge with sculptures and columns.
200 Euro bill
This type of 153 x 82 mm bills has a predominant yellow-beige color. The front side depicts a fragment of a window in a metal frame, made in a modern style. On the reverse side is a metal bridge stretched along the yellow strip.
500 Euro bill
This type of banknotes has the largest denomination, and its size is the largest among all bills (160 x 82 mm). Violet and violet colors prevail, as well as their gradations. The front side depicts a fragment of a building with windows in the Art Nouveau style, and on the back side a modern suspension bridge. A bill of 500 euros - a kind of currency symbol of the future.
The euro currency is the most reliable and secure in the world. Because of this, it has gained immense popularity in other countries. In the development of banknotes, special attention was paid to protection against fakes. Of particular importance was every detail, down to paper and paint. A whole group of artists took part in the creation of banknotes. Denominations of euro banknotes in denominations of 50 and above have a greater number of degrees of protection.