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20 Euro new Europa series banknote

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Description:

Size: 133 x 72mm
Colour: Blue
Architectural style: Gothic




new 10 euro note obverse new 10 euro note reverse


On 24 February 2015, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Mario Draghi, unveiled the new 20 Euro banknote at a press conference at the ECB's new headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The new banknote is part of the new Europa series, named after a figure from Greek mythology. The design of the new €20 note has had a radical overhaul and should prove much more difficult to forge. The Eurosystem started issuing the new 20 Euro banknote on 25 November 2015.


Security features:




+ Feel the new 20 euro note


new 20 euro note specimen 1


1.The banknote paper consists of pure cotton fibre, which feels crisp and firm (not limp or waxy).




2.Raised print:
Feel the banknote. On the obverse of the note, there is a series of short raised lines on the left and right edges. To feel the raised print, run your finger over it or scratch it gently with your fingernail. The lines make it easy to identify the banknote, for visually handicapped people. The main image, the lettering and the large value numeral on the front of the banknote also feel thicker.


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


new 20 Euro note specimen 2

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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.

new 20 Euro note Portrait window


2.Portrait watermark
The watermark is produced by varying the thickness of the paper. A faint image becomes visible and shows a portrait of Europa (a figure from Greek mythology), the value of the banknote and a window appears when you hold the banknote against the light. If you put the banknote on a dark surface the light areas become darker. This effect is very easy to see in the value watermark. The portrait also appears in the hologram.


new 20 Euro note Portrait watermark new 20 Euro note Portrait watermark 2


3.Security thread
The security thread is embedded in the new 20 Euro note paper. 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 Euro note Security thread


+ 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.


new 20 Euro note specimen 3


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.


new 20 Euro note Portrait window new 20 Euro note Portrait window




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.


new 20 Euro note Portrait hologram new 20 Euro note Portrait hologram2 new 20 Euro note Portrait hologram3


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

new 20 Euro note Emerald number


+ Additional security features


new 20 Euro note specimen 4


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.


new 20 Euro note Microprint 1
new 20 Euro note Microprint 2


2.Standard UV light (obverse)

+ Banknote paper absorbs the UV light.
+ 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.


new 20 Euro note Standard UV light obverse


Standard UV light (reverse)

+ Banknote paper absorbs the UV light.
+ 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.


new 20 Euro note Standard UV light reverse


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.


new 20 Euro note Special UV light (UV-C)


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.


new 20 Euro note Infrared properties


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Sources:
www.wikipedia.org
http://www.ecb.int http://www.new-euro-banknotes.eu


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