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Euro banknotes are banknotes used by countries in the eurozone. These have been in circulation since 2002. Every country in the eurozone has the same design of banknotes.

There are 5 Euro banknotes, with values of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 & €500. As the value of the note increases so does the physical size.

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[edit] Current Banknotes

[edit] €5 Note

The five euro note is the smallest at 120x62mm with a grey colour scheme. As the lowest value note, the security features of the five euro note are not as high as the other denominations. However, it is protected by a hologram, a EURion constellation, watermarks, raised printing, a security thread, matted surface, barcodes and a serial number.

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  • Colour: Grey
  • Width: 120 mm
  • Height: 62 mm
  • Front Design: Arch in Classical architecture
  • Back Design: Bridge in Classical architecture


[edit] €10 Note

The ten euro note is the second smallest at 127x67mm with a red colour scheme As a lower value note, the security features of the ten euro note are not as high as the other denominations. However, it is protected by a hologram, a EURion constellation, a glossy stripe, watermarks, raised printing, ultraviolet ink, microprinting, a security thread, perforations, matted surface, barcodes and a serial number. The printer code is located in the 8 o'clock position star.

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  • Colour: Red / Brown
  • Width: 127 mm
  • Height: 67 mm
  • Front Design: Arch in Romanesque architecture
  • Back Design: Bridge in Romanesque architecture


[edit] €20 Note

The twenty euro note is the third smallest at 133x72mm with a blue colour scheme. The twenty euro note is protected by a hologram stripe, reflective glossy stripe, a EURion constellation, watermarks, microprinting, ultraviolet ink, raised printing, a security thread, matted surface, perforations, see through number, barcodes and a serial number. The printer code is located in the 9 o'clock position star.

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  • Colour: Blue
  • Width: 133 mm
  • Height: 72 mm
  • Front Design: Window in Gothic architecture
  • Back Design: Bridge in Gothic architecture


[edit] €50 Note

The fifty euro note is the fourth smallest at 140x77mm with an orange colour scheme. The fifty euro note is protected by a hologram stripe, a EURion constellation, watermarks, microprinting, ultraviolet ink, raised printing, a security thread, matted surface, perforations, see through number, colour changing ink, barcodes and a serial number. The printer code is located to the far right of the note.

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  • Colour: Orange
  • Width: 140 mm
  • Height: 77 mm
  • Front Design: Window in Renaissance architecture
  • Back Design: Bridge in Renaissance architecture


[edit] €100 Note

The hundred euro note is protected by a hologram stripe, a EURion constellation, watermarks, microprinting, ultraviolet ink, raised printing, a security thread, matted surface, perforations, see through number, colour changing ink, barcodes and a serial number. The printer code is located to the right of the 9 o'clock star.

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  • Colour: Green
  • Width: 147 mm
  • Height: 82 mm
  • Front Design: Window in the Baroque / Rococo style
  • Back Design: Bridge in the Baroque / Rococo style


[edit] €200 Note

The two hundred euro note is protected by a hologram stripe, reflective glossy stripe, a EURion constellation, watermarks, microprinting, ultraviolet ink, raised printing, a security thread, matted surface, perforations, see through number, colour changing ink, barcodes and a serial number. The printer code is located above the 7 o'clock star.

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  • Colour: Yellow
  • Width: 153 mm
  • Height: 82 mm
  • Front Design: Window in an Art Nouveau style
  • Back Design: Bridge in an Art Nouveau style


[edit] €500 Note

The five hundred euro note has the highest-quality security features of all notes due to its value. It is protected by a hologram stripe, reflective glossy stripe, a EURion constellation, watermarks, microprinting, ultraviolet ink, raised printing, a security thread, matted surface, perforations, see through number, colour changing ink, barcodes and a serial number. The printer code is located in the 9 o'clock star.

As of 20 April 2010, money exchange offices in the United Kingdom stopped selling €500 notes due to their use in money laundering. The Serious Organised Crime Agency claimed that "90% of all €500 notes sold in the UK are in the hands of organised crime", revealed during an eight month analysis. The €500 note is worth in the region of £415 depending on exchange rates (more than eight times the value of the Bank of England's largest publicly-circulated note), and had become the currency choice for gangs to hide their profits

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  • Colour: Purple
  • Width: 160 mm
  • Height: 82 mm
  • Front Design: Window in a modern design
  • Back Design: Bridge in a modern design

[edit] Euro Note Gallery

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