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113.78
1.4815
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4.2978
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$6372.30

Euro security features

Euro banknotes has 7 different banknotes in different values and sizes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 eur. All those banknotes are the legal currency in whole Euro zone. Each banknote has different paintings and architectural style on it, but almost the same hidden security principles.

All euro banknotes series has windows and gates symbols on front side, which shows wide and cooperation spirit of Europe. On the back side of banknotes you will see bridges, which means cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world. All those windows, gates and bridges which shown on the banknotes are entirely stylised illustrations of the relevant architectural styles are not real.

On each euro note you will meet the signature of either Willem F. Duisenberg, Jean-Claude Trichet or Mario Draghi - first, second and third Presidents of the European Central bank. All notes with these signatures are still valid.

Willem F. Duisenberg signature
Willem F. Duisenberg
signature
Jean-Claude Trichet signature
Jean-Claude Trichet
signature
Mario Draghi signature
Mario Draghi
signature

All euro banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 security features in detail

5 euro banknote security features. Recognize your 5 euro banknote is not fake, spot a fake banknote

Euro banknotes has lots of various security features. Those features will let you recognize real and fake banknote.

5 euro note size: 120 x 62 mm
5 euro architectural style: classic

Feel.
Special printing processes give banknotes their unique feel.

New 5 euro banknote. Europa Series €5 banknote.
New Europa Series 5 euro banknote. Feel

1) Unique banknote paper. . Feel the banknote, it is crisp and firm.
Feel new 5 euro series

2) You can feel banknote zones by touching it.. Feel the banknote. On the front, there is a series of short raised lines on the left and right edges. They make it easy to identify the banknote, especially for visually impaired people. The main image, the lettering and the large value numeral also feel thicker.
Touch 5 eur topTouch 5 eur side Touch sides 5eur Touch 5 eur number

The first series €5 banknote.
The first series €5 banknote. Feel.

1) Banknote paper is unique. Special printing processes give the banknotes their unique feel. Feel the banknote. It should be crisp and firm.
Touch 5 euro

2) Run your finger across the front of the banknote. The ink is thicker in some parts.
Run your finger across 5 euro

Look.
Look at the banknote against the light. The portrait watermark and security thread become visible.

Europa Series €5 banknote.
Europa Series €5 banknote. Look.

2) Security thread. Look at the banknote against the light. The security thread appears as a dark stripe. The € symbol and the value of the banknote can be seen in tiny white lettering in that stripe.
5 euro Security thread Security thread 5 eur closer

3) Portrait watermark. Look at the banknote against the light. The portrait watermark and security thread become visible. In alpha view you'll see Europe portrait (greek queen).
5eur watermark 5eur watermark, square 5eur watermark, table 5eur watermark opposite

The first series €5 banknote.
The first series €5 banknote. Look.

1) Watermark. Look at the banknote against the light. A faint image and the value become visible. If, however, you put the banknote on a dark surface, the watermark becomes darker.
5 eur Watermark Watermark close

2) Security thread. Look at the banknote against the light. The security thread – a dark line running through the banknote – becomes visible. The word “EURO” and the value can be seen in tiny letters in the thread.
5eur Security thread 5eur Security thread close

3) See-through number. Look at the banknote against the light. The marks printed in the top-left corner on the front and the top-right corner on the back of the banknote combine perfectly to form the value.
5 eur no light 5 eur security numbers

Tilt.
Europa Series €5 banknote

Europa Series €5 banknote
Tilt the banknote. The silvery stripe reveals a portrait of Europa and the emerald number displays an effect of the light that moves up and down.
Europa Series €5 banknote. Tilt.

1) Portrait hologram. Tilt the banknote. The hologram – the silvery stripe on the right of the note – reveals a portrait of Europa (a figure from Greek mythology) as well as the € symbol, a window and the value of the banknote.
New 5 eur Portrait hologram

2) Emerald number. Tilt the banknote. The shiny number in the bottom left corner displays an effect of the light that moves up and down. The number also changes colour from emerald green to deep blue.
Emerald number Emerald number blue

The first series €5 banknote.. Tilt the banknote. On the front, you can see the shifting image on the hologram. The glossy stripe can be seen on the back.
The first series €5 banknote. Tilt

5 eur opposite

1) Hologram. When you tilt the banknote, the hologram shows the value of the note and the € symbol.
5eur hologram

2) Glossy stripe. Tilt the banknote. A gold-coloured stripe will appear on the back. It shows the value and the € symbol.
Glossy stripe 5 eur

Additional features.
Microprint, Standard UV light, Special UV light (UV-C), Infrared properties

Europa Series €5 banknote.
Europa Series €5 banknote. Additional features.

1) Microprint. Some areas of the banknote feature a series of tiny letters. This microprint can be read with a magnifying glass. The letters are sharp, not blurred.
Microprint 5 EUR new star Microprint 5 EUR new letter Microprint 5 EUR new letters Microprint 5 EUR new close

2) Standard UV light (front).
- The paper itself does not glow, i.e. it does not emit light and is dark.
- Small fibres embedded in the paper appear. Each fibre shows three different colours.
- The stars in the EU flag, the small circles as well as the large stars glow yellow. Several other areas also glow yellow.
UV light 5 EUR No.1 UV light 5 EUR No.2 UV light 5 EUR No.3

2) Standard UV light (back).
- The paper itself does not glow, i.e. it does not emit light and is dark.
- Small fibres embedded in the paper appear. Each fibre shows three different colours.
- A quarter of a circle in the centre of the banknote as well as several other areas glow green. The horizontal serial number and a stripe appear in red.
UV light 5 EUR No.1 UV light 5 EUR No.2

3) 3 Special UV light (UV-C). On the front, the small circles in the centre glow yellow, the large stars and several other areas glow orange. The € symbol also becomes visible.
Special UV light no. 1 Special UV light no. 2 Special UV light no. 3

4) Infrared properties. Under infrared light, on the front of the banknote, only the emerald number, the right side of the main image and the silvery stripe are visible. On the back, only the value numeral and the horizontal serial number are visible.
Infrared properties No.1 - new 5 EUR Infrared properties No.2 - new 5 EUR

The first series €5 banknote
The first series €5 banknote. Additional features.

1) Microprint. On some areas of the banknote, you can see tiny writing. This microprint appears as a thin line to the naked eye, but can be read with a magnifying glass. Despite its small size, the print is sharp, not blurred.
Microprint 5 EUR

2) UV properties. Under ultraviolet light, the paper itself does not glow. Red, blue and green-coloured fibres embedded in the paper appear, the flag of the European Union looks green and the stars turn orange. The signature of the ECB’s President turns green. The large stars and small circles in the centre glow orange. On the back, the map, bridge and value appear in yellow.
UV properties 5 EUR No.1 UV properties 5 EUR No. 2

3) Infrared properties. Under infrared light, only the right side of the main image and the silvery stripe are visible.
Infrared properties 5 EUR

10 euro security features. Recognize fake 10 euro banknotes, spot a fake 10 euro banknote.

10 euro banknote size: 127 x 67 mm
10 euro architectural style: Romanesque

Feel.
Special printing processes give banknotes their unique feel.

Europa Series €10 banknote.
Special printing processes give banknotes their unique feel.
Europa Series €10 banknote. Feel.

1) Unique paper. Feel the banknote. It is crisp and firm.
10 eur banknote should crisp

2) Raised print. Feel the banknote. On the front, there is a series of short raised lines on the left and right edges. They make it easy to identify the banknote, especially for visually impaired people. The main image, the lettering and the large value numeral also feel thicker.
Touch 10 euro Touch 10 euro No.2 Touch 10 euro No.3 Touch 10 euro No.4 Touch 10 euro No.5 Touch 10 euro No.6

The first series €10 banknote.
The first series €10 banknote. Feel.

1) Unique paper. Feel the banknote. It should be crisp and firm.
10 eur crisp and firm

2) Raised print. Run your finger across the front of the banknote. The ink is thicker in some parts.
Run your finger across 10 euro Run your finger across 10 eur number Run your finger across ECB EZB

Look.
Look at the banknote against the light. The watermark, security thread and see-through number become visible.

Europa Series €10 banknote.
Europa Series €10 banknote. Look.

1) Portrait watermark Look at the banknote against the light. A faint image becomes visible and shows a portrait of Europa (a figure from Greek mythology), the value of the banknote and a window. If, however, you put the banknote on a dark surface, the light areas become darker. The portrait also appears in the hologram.
10 eur Watermark 10 eur Watermark close 10 eur Watermark table 10 eur Watermark opposite

2) Security thread. Look at the banknote against the light. The security thread appears as a dark line. The € symbol and the value of the banknote can be seen in tiny white lettering in that stripe.
10 eur Security thread 10 eur Security thread close

The first series €10 banknote
The first series €10 banknote. Look.

1) Portrait watermark. Look at the banknote against the light. A faint image and the value become visible. If, however, you put the banknote on a dark surface, the watermark becomes darker.
10 eur Watermark 10 eur Watermark close 10 eur Watermark table

2) Security thread. Look at the banknote against the light. The security thread – a dark line running through the banknote – becomes visible. The word “EURO” and the value can be seen in tiny letters in the thread.
10 eur Security thread 10 eur Security thread close

3) See-through number. Look at the banknote against the light. The marks printed in the top left corner on the front and the top right corner on the back of the banknote combine perfectly to form the value.
10 eur See-through number 10 eur See-through number changed

Tilt.
Tilt the banknote. The silvery stripe reveals a portrait of Europa and the emerald number displays an effect of the light that moves up and down.

Europa Series €10 banknote.
Europa Series €10 banknote. Tilt.

1) Portrait hologram. Tilt the banknote. The hologram – the silvery stripe on the right of the note – reveals a portrait of Europa (a figure from Greek mythology) as well as the € symbol, a window and the value of the banknote.
New 10 eur hologram

2) Emerald number. Tilt the banknote. The shiny number in the bottom left corner displays an effect of the light that moves up and down. The number also changes colour from emerald green to deep blue.

10 eur Emerald number 10 eur Emerald number changed

The first series €10 banknote.
The first series €10 banknote. Tilt.

1) Hologram. When you tilt the banknote, the hologram shows the value of the note and the € symbol.
10 eur hologram

2) Glossy stripe. Tilt the banknote. A gold-coloured stripe will appear on the back. It shows the value and the € symbol.

10 eur Glossy stripe

Additional 10 euro security features.
Microprint, Standard UV light, Special UV light (UV-C), Infrared properties.

Europa Series €10 banknote.
Europa Series €10 banknote. Additional security features

1) Microprint. Some areas of the banknote feature a series of tiny letters. This microprint can be read with a magnifying glass. The letters are sharp, not blurred.
10 eur microprint 10 eur microprint No. 2 10 euro microprint No. 3

2) Standard UV light (front).
- The paper itself does not glow, i.e. it does not emit light and is dark.
- Small fibres embedded in the paper appear. Each fibre shows three different colours.
- The stars in the EU flag, the small circles as well as the large stars glow yellow. Several other areas also glow yellow.
10 eur UV light No. 1 10 eur UV light No. 2 10 eur UV light No. 3 10 eur UV light No. 4
2) Standard UV light (back)
- The paper itself does not glow, i.e. it does not emit light and is dark.
- Small fibres embedded in the paper appear. Each fibre shows three different colours.
- A quarter of a circle in the centre of the banknote as well as several other areas glow green. The horizontal serial number and a stripe appear in red.
10 eur UV light No. 5 10 eur UV light No. 6

3) Special UV light (UV-C). On the front, the small circles in the centre glow yellow, the large stars and several other areas glow orange. The € symbol also becomes visible.
10 eur UV light 10 eur UV light No. 1

4) Infrared properties
Under infrared light, on the front of the banknote, only the emerald number, the right side of the main image and the silvery stripe are visible. On the back, only the value numeral and the horizontal serial number are visible.10 eur Infrared properties 10 eur Infrared properties opposite

The first series €10 banknote.
The first series €10 banknote. Additional 10 eur security features

1) Microprint. On some areas of the banknote, you can see tiny writing. This microprint appears as a thin line to the naked eye, but can be read with a magnifying glass. Despite its small size, the print is sharp, not blurred.
10 eur Microprint 10 eur Microprint view

2) UV properties. Under ultraviolet light, the paper itself does not glow. Red, blue and green-coloured fibres embedded in the paper appear, the flag of the European Union looks green and the stars turn orange. The signature of the ECB’s President turns green. The large stars and small circles in the centre glow orange. On the back, the map, bridge and value appear in yellow.
10 eur ultraviolet light 10 eur ultraviolet light flag 10 eur ultraviolet light flag 10 eur opposite UV

3) Infrared properties. Under infrared light, only the right side of the main image and the silvery stripe are visible.
10 eur Infrared

20 euro banknote security features. Recognize fake and real 20 euro banknotes, spot a fake banknote

20 euro banknote size: 127 x 67 mm
20 euro architectural style: Romanesque

Feel.
Special printing processes give banknotes their unique feel.

Europa Series €20 banknote.
Europa Series €20 banknote. Feel.

1) Unique paper. Feel the banknote. It is crisp and firm.
20 eur crisp and firm

2) Raised print. Feel the banknote. On the front, there is a series of short raised lines on the left and right edges. They make it easy to identify the banknote, especially for visually impaired people. The main image, the lettering and the large value numeral also feel thicker.
20 eur new raised notes No. 1 20 eur new raised notes No. 2 20 eur new raised notes No. 3 20 eur new raised notes No. 4 20 eur new raised notes No. 5

The first series €20 banknote.
The first series €20 banknote. Feel.

1) Unique paper. Feel the banknote. It should be crisp and firm.
20 eur crisp and firm

2) Raised print. Run your finger across the front of the banknote. The ink is thicker in some parts.
Run your finger across 20eur Run your finger across 20 eur number Run your finger across 20eur ECB EZB

Look.
Look at the banknote against the light. The portrait window and watermark as well as the security thread become visible.

Europa Series €20 banknote.
New 20 eur banknote. Look.

1) Portrait window. Look at the banknote against the light – the window near the top of the hologram becomes transparent and reveals a portrait of Europa on both sides of the note. When the banknote is tilted, the window also shows rainbow-coloured lines around the value numeral. On the back of the banknote, rainbow-coloured value numerals appear in the window.
20 eur window 20 eur window No. 1 20 eur window No. 2

2) Portrait watermark Look at the banknote against the light. A faint image becomes visible and shows a portrait of Europa (a figure from Greek mythology), the value of the banknote and the main image. If, however, you put the banknote on a dark surface, the light areas become darker. The portrait also appears in the hologram.
20 eur Watermark 20 eur Watermark closer 20 eur Watermark table 20 eur Watermark opposite

3) Security thread. Look at the banknote against the light. The security thread appears as a dark line. The € symbol and the value of the banknote can be seen in tiny white lettering in that stripe.
New 20 eur Security thread New 20 eur Security thread No. 1

The first series €20 banknote.
The first series €20 banknote. Look.

1) Watermark. Look at the banknote against the light. A faint image and the value become visible. If, however, you put the banknote on a dark surface, the watermark becomes darker.
20 eur Watermark 20 eur Watermark closer 20 eur Watermark table

2) Security thread. Look at the banknote against the light. The security thread – a dark line running through the banknote – becomes visible. The word “EURO” and the value can be seen in tiny letters in the thread.
20 eur Security thread 20 eur Security thread closer

3) See-through number. Look at the banknote against the light. The marks printed in the top left corner on the front and the top right corner on the back of the banknote combine perfectly to form the value.
20 eur See-through number 20 eur See-through number changed

Tilt.
Tilt the banknote. The silvery stripe reveals a portrait of Europa in a transparent window and the emerald number displays an effect of the light that moves up and down.

Europa Series €20 banknote.
New 20 eur banknote. Tilt.

1) Portrait window. Look at the banknote against the light – the window near the top of the hologram becomes transparent and reveals a portrait of Europa on both sides of the note. When the banknote is tilted, the window also shows rainbow-coloured lines around the value numeral. On the back of the banknote, rainbow-coloured value numerals appear in the window.
20 eur Portrait window 20 eur Portrait window opposite

2) Portrait hologram. Tilt the banknote. The hologram – the silvery stripe on the right of the note – reveals a portrait of Europa (a figure from Greek mythology) as well as the € symbol, the main image and the value of the banknote.
20 eur hologram

2) Emerald number. Tilt the banknote. The shiny number in the bottom left corner displays an effect of the light that moves up and down. The number also changes colour from emerald green to deep blue.
20 eur Emerald number 20 eur Emerald number

The first series €20 banknote.
The first series €20 banknote. Tilt.

1) Hologram. When you tilt the banknote, the hologram shows the value of the note and the € symbol.
20 eur hologram

2) Glossy stripe. Tilt the banknote. A gold-coloured stripe will appear on the back. It shows the value and the € symbol.
20 eur gold glossy stripe

Additional 20 euro security features.
Microprint, Standard UV light, Special UV light (UV-C), Infrared properties.

Europa Series €20 banknote.
Europa Series €20 banknote. Additional features.

1) Microprint. Some areas of the banknote feature a series of tiny letters. This microprint can be read with a magnifying glass. The letters are sharp, not blurred.
20 eur Microprint 20 eur Microprint No. 2 20 eur Microprint No. 3

2) Standard UV light (front).
- The paper itself does not glow, i.e. it does not emit light and is dark.
- Small fibres embedded in the paper appear. Each fibre shows three different colours.
- The stars in the EU flag, the small circles as well as the large stars glow yellow. Several other areas also glow yellow.
20 eur UV No. 1 20 eur UV No. 2 20 eur UV No. 3

2) Standard UV light (back).
- The paper itself does not glow, i.e. it does not emit light and is dark.
- Small fibres embedded in the paper appear. Each fibre shows three different colours.
- A quarter of a circle in the centre of the banknote as well as several other areas glow green. The horizontal serial number and a stripe appear in red.
20 eur UV back 20 eur UV back No. 2

3) Infrared properties. Under infrared light, on the front of the banknote, only the emerald number, the right side of the main image and the silvery stripe are visible. On the back, only the value numeral and the horizontal serial number are visible.
20 eur Infrared properties 20 eur Infrared properties back

The first series €20 banknote.
The first series €20 banknote. Additional features.

1) Microprint. On some areas of the banknote, you can see tiny writing. This microprint appears as a thin line to the naked eye, but can be read with a magnifying glass. Despite its small size, the print is sharp, not blurred.
20 eur Microprint 20 eur Microprint view

2) UV properties. Under ultraviolet light, the paper itself does not glow. Red, blue and green-coloured fibres embedded in the paper appear, the flag of the European Union looks green and the stars turn orange. The signature of the ECB’s President turns green. The large stars and small circles in the centre glow orange. On the back, the map, bridge and value appear in yellow.
20 eur UV properties 20 eur UV flag 20 eur UV sign 20 eur UV back

3) Infrared properties.. Under infrared light, only the right side of the main image and the silvery stripe are visible.
20 eur Infrared

50 euro banknote security features. Recognize real or fake 50 euro banknote, spot a fake 50 euro banknote.

50 euro banknote size: 127 x 67 mm
50 euro architectural style: Romanesque

Feel.
Special printing processes give banknotes their unique feel.

The first series €50 banknote. Feel.

1) Unique paper. Feel the banknote. It should be crisp and firm.
50 eur crisp and firm.

2) Raised print. Run your finger across the front of the banknote. The ink is thicker in some parts.
Run your finger across 50 eur Run your finger across 50 eur number Run your finger across 50 eur ECB EZB

Look.
Look at the banknote against the light. The watermark, security thread and see-through number become visible.

Look at the banknote 50 eur

1) Watermark. Look at the banknote against the light. A faint image and the value become visible. If, however, you put the banknote on a dark surface, the watermark becomes darker.
50 eur Watermark 50 eur Watermark closer 50 eur Watermark sign table

2) Security thread. Look at the banknote against the light. The security thread – a dark line running through the banknote – becomes visible. The word “EURO” and the value can be seen in tiny letters in the thread.
50 eur Security thread 50 eur Security thread closer

3) See-through number. Look at the banknote against the light. The marks printed in the top left corner on the front and the top right corner on the back of the banknote combine perfectly to form the value.
50 eur See-through number 50 eur See-through number changed

Tilt.
Tilt the banknote. On the front, you can see the shifting image on the hologram. The colour-changing number can be seen on the back.

Tilt the banknote 50 eur

1) Hologram. When you tilt the banknote, the hologram shows the value of the note and a window or doorway.
50 eur hologram

2) Colour-changing number. Tilt the banknote. On the back, the number changes colour from purple to olive green or brown.
50 eur Colour-changing number 50 eur Colour changed number

Additional 50 eur security features.
Microprint, UV properties, Infrared properties.

Additional 50 eur security features

1) Microprint. On some areas of the banknote you can see tiny writing. This microprint appears as a thin line to the naked eye, but can be read with a magnifying glass. Despite its small size, the print is sharp, not blurred.
50 eur Microprint 50 eur Microprint view

2) UV properties. Under ultraviolet light, the paper itself does not glow. Red, blue and green-coloured fibres embedded in the paper appear, the flag of the European Union looks green and the stars turn orange. The signature of the ECB’s President turns green. The large stars and small circles in the centre glow orange. On the back, the map, bridge and value appear in yellow.
50 eur UV properties 50 eur UV flag 50 eur UV signature 50 eur UV opposite

3) Infrared properties. When you look at the front of the banknote with an infrared device, only the right side of the main image remains visible.
50 eur Infrared

100 eur banknote security features. Recognize real and fake banknotes. Spot a fake 100 eur banknote.

100 eur banknote size: 127 x 67 mm
100 eur architectural style: Romanesque

Feel.
Special printing processes give banknotes their unique feel.

Feel 100 eur, security features

1) Unique paper. Feel the banknote. It should be crisp and firm.
100 eur crisp and firm

2) Raised print. Run your finger across the front of the banknote. The ink is thicker in some parts.
Run your finger across top 100eur Run your finger across 100 eur number Run your finger across 100eur ECB EZB

Look.
Look at the banknote against the light. The watermark, security thread and see-through number become visible.

Look 100 eur, security features

1) Watermark. Look at the banknote against the light. A faint image and the value become visible. If, however, you put the banknote on a dark surface, the watermark becomes darker.
100 eur Watermark 100 eur Watermark closer 100 eur Watermark sign table

2) Security thread. Look at the banknote against the light. The security thread – a dark line running through the banknote – becomes visible. The word “EURO” and the value can be seen in tiny letters in the thread.
100 eur Security thread 100 eur Security thread closer

3) See-through number. Look at the banknote against the light. The marks printed in the top left corner on the front and the top right corner on the back of the banknote combine perfectly to form the value.
100 eur See-through number 100 eur See-through number changed

Tilt.
Tilt the banknote. On the front, you can see the shifting image on the hologram. The colour-changing number can be seen on the back.

Tilt 100 eur, security features

1) Hologram. When you tilt the banknote, the hologram shows the value of the note and a window or doorway.
100 eur hologram

2) Colour-changing number. Tilt the banknote. On the back, the number changes colour from purple to olive green or brown.
100 eur Colour-changing number 100 eur Colour-changing number changed

Additional 100 eur security features.
Microprint, UV properties, Infrared properties.

Additional 100 eur security features

1) Microprint. On some areas of the banknote you can see tiny writing. This microprint appears as a thin line to the naked eye, but can be read with a magnifying glass. Despite its small size, the print is sharp, not blurred.
100 eur Microprint 100 eur Microprint view

2) UV properties. Under ultraviolet light, the paper itself does not glow. Red, blue and green-coloured fibres embedded in the paper appear, the flag of the European Union looks green and the stars turn orange. The signature of the ECB’s President turns green. The large stars and small circles in the centre glow orange. On the back, the map, bridge and value appear in yellow.
100 eur UV view 100 eur UV flag 100 eur UV signature 100 eur opposite UV

3) Infrared properties. When you look at the front of the banknote with an infrared device, only the right side of the main image remains visible.
100 eur Infrared properties

200 eur banknote security features. Recognize real or fake 200 eur. Spot a fake 200 eur banknote.

200 eur banknote size: 127 x 67 mm
200 eur architectural style: Romanesque

Feel.
Special printing processes give banknotes their unique feel.

Feel 200 eur, security features

1) Unique paper. Feel the banknote. It should be crisp and firm.
200 eur banknote crisp and firm.

2) Raised print. Run your finger across the front of the banknote. The ink is thicker in some parts.
Run your finger across 200eur Run your finger across 200 eur number Run your finger across 200eur ECB EZB Run your finger across 200 eur banknote bottom Run your finger across 200 eur bottom side

Look.
Look at the banknote against the light. The watermark, security thread and see-through number become visible.

Look at the banknote 200 eur

1) Watermark. Look at the banknote against the light. A faint image and the value become visible. If, however, you put the banknote on a dark surface, the watermark becomes darker.
200 eur Watermark 200 eur Watermark closer 200 eur Watermark sign table

2) Security thread. Look at the banknote against the light. The security thread – a dark line running through the banknote – becomes visible. The word “EURO” and the value can be seen in tiny letters in the thread.
200 eur Security thread 200 eur Security thread closer

3) See-through number. Look at the banknote against the light. The marks printed in the top-left corner on the front and the top-right corner on the back of the banknote combine perfectly to form the value.
200 eur See-through number 200 eur See-through number changed

Tilt.
Tilt the banknote. On the front, you can see the shifting image on the hologram. The colour-changing number can be seen on the back.

Tilt 200 eur, security features

1) Hologram. When you tilt the banknote, the hologram shows the value of the note and a window or doorway.
200 eur hologram

2) Colour-changing number. Tilt the banknote. On the back, the number changes colour from purple to olive green or brown.
200 eur Colour-changing number 200 eur Colour-changing number changed

Additional 200 eur security features.
Microprint, UV properties, Infrared properties.

Additional 200 eur security features

1) Microprint. On some areas of the banknote you can see tiny writing. This microprint appears as a thin line to the naked eye, but can be read with a magnifying glass. Despite its small size, the print is sharp, not blurred.
200 eur Microprint 200 eur Microprint view

2) UV properties. Under ultraviolet light, the paper itself does not glow. Red, blue and green-coloured fibres embedded in the paper appear, the flag of the European Union looks green and the stars turn orange. The signature of the ECB’s President turns green. The large stars and small circles in the centre glow orange. On the back, the map, bridge and value appear in yellow.
200 eur UV view 200 eur UV flag 200 eur UV signature 200 eur UV opposite

3) Infrared properties. When you look at the front of the banknote with an infrared device, only the right side of the main image remains visible.
200 eur Infrared properties

500 eur banknote security features. Recognize real and fake 500 eur banknotes. Spot a fake 500 eur

500 eur banknote size: 127 x 67 mm
500 eur architectural style: Romanesque

Feel.
Special printing processes give banknotes their unique feel.

Feel 500 eur, security features

1) Unique paper. Feel the banknote. It should be crisp and firm.
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2) Raised print. Run your finger across the front of the banknote. The ink is thicker in some parts.
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Look.
Look at the banknote against the light. The watermark, security thread and see-through number become visible.

Look 500 eur, security features

1) Watermark. Look at the banknote against the light. A faint image and the value become visible. If, however, you put the banknote on a dark surface, the watermark becomes darker.
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2) Security thread. Look at the banknote against the light. The security thread – a dark line running through the banknote – becomes visible. The word “EURO” and the value can be seen in tiny letters in the thread.
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3) See-through number. Look at the banknote against the light. The marks printed in the top-left corner on the front and the top-right corner on the back of the banknote combine perfectly to form the value.
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Tilt.
Tilt the banknote. On the front, you can see the shifting image on the hologram. The colour-changing number can be seen on the back.

Tilt 500 eur, security features

1) Hologram. When you tilt the banknote, the hologram shows the value of the note and a window or doorway.
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2) Colour-changing number. Tilt the banknote. On the back, the number changes colour from purple to olive green or brown.
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Additional 500 eur security features.
Microprint, UV properties, Infrared properties.

Additional 500 eur security features

1) Microprint. On some areas of the banknote you can see tiny writing. This microprint appears as a thin line to the naked eye, but can be read with a magnifying glass. Despite its small size, the print is sharp, not blurred.
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2) UV properties. Under ultraviolet light, the paper itself does not glow. Red, blue and green-coloured fibres embedded in the paper appear, the flag of the European Union looks green and the stars turn orange. The signature of the ECB’s President turns green. The large stars and small circles in the centre glow orange. On the back, the map, bridge and value appear in yellow.
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3) Infrared properties. When you look at the front of the banknote with an infrared device, only the right side of the main image remains visible.
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