The fourth banknote of the Europa series, the euro €50, enters circulation today containing a variety of new, modern security features to help combat the threat of banknote counterfeiting. The new euro €50 banknote denomination includes KURZ’s KINEGRAM ReView® holographic foil stripe including a portrait window. The window displays a portrait of Greek mythology figure Europa, visible on…Details
The counterfeiting of euro banknotes has decreased during the first half of 2016, figures from the European Central Bank show. The counterfeiting of euro banknotes has decreased during the first half of 2016, figures from the European Central Bank show. During the first half of 2016, 331,000 counterfeit euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation. This continues…Details
Following yesterday’s unveiling of the new euro €50 banknote, which will be issued on 4 April 2017, the European Central Bank (ECB) have posted a video detailing five facts about the new banknote. The video looks at the 50 euro banknote’s use throughout the Euro system, how often the current circulating denomination is counterfeited, its production costs, and…Details
The European Central Bank (ECB) has today revealed the new €50 euro banknote which is to begin circulating on 4 April 2017. The new banknote is the latest of the Europa banknote series issued by the central bank, gradually replacing the original euro currency issued in 2002 with one that includes up-to-date security features to reduce the risk…Details
The European Central Bank (ECB) has confirmed that it will stop producing the euro 500 banknote denomination due to concerns it is helping to facilitate illegal activities. Today’s decision from the Governing Council of the European Central Bank followed a review of the denominational structure of the Europa series which, it says, “[took] into account concerns that this…Details
The European Central Bank (ECB) has today issued the new euro 20 banknote, the latest in the second series of euro banknotes, named “Europa”. The paper banknote, which is mainly blue in colour, consists of new and up-to-date security features to help combat the use of counterfeit banknotes, including tactile features for the visually impaired,…Details
Bulgaria’s Central Bank, the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB), has announced that it will issue a new 2 leva circulating coin on the 7th December 2015. The bi-metal coin, which will be issued alongside the current 2 leva banknote, was designed by Vanya Dimitrova and will consist of a yellow coloured central core with a silver…Details
The European Central Bank (ECB) has issued its latest information regarding counterfeit euro banknotes identified during the first half of 2015. The reported figures show a decrease in the number of counterfeit banknotes withdrawn from circulation during the first half of 2015 compared to the last half of 2014. In total, 454,000 banknotes were withdrawn…Details
The Dutch National Bank (DNB) has released an app which can be used to identify if a euro banknote is genuine or counterfeit. The app, which can be used on the iPhone 5 or higher, uses the device’s camera to scan the banknote and, the DNB claims, in many cases can identify straightaway whether the…Details
Have you ever wondered about that banknote in your wallet?
Where was it made? How old is it? How many times has it been used in transactions? What will happen to it in future?
To find out, watch this interesting film made by the European Central Bank about the life cycle of a euro banknote.Details