The new note, which is the third to be released of the second series of euro banknotes, is to enter circulation on 25 November 2015. It has a number of new security features including an eye catching portrait window where, when held against the light, the window becomes transparent and reveals a portrait image of the Europa which can be seen from both sides of the note:
“The portrait window is a real innovation in banknote technology. It is the outcome of the Eurosystem’s work to ensure that the euro notes continue to be resilient against counterfeiting. This will reinforce the trust that the 338 million citizens across the euro area place in their banknotes.” Mario Draghi, ECB President
The note also includes a watermark, embedded security thread and holographic strip.
Read the press release here.
Watch the ECB’s video of the new €20: