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The Europa series of euro banknotes will be gradually introduced in the euro area over the next few years. The €5 banknote in this series started circulating on 2 May 2013.
Find out more about the Europa series.
Do you handle cash as part of your work? We have produced a leaflet [2.19 MB] especially for you. It includes details of the security features.
See all our information material on euro banknotes.
The signature of Mario Draghi can now be seen on some euro banknotes.
Other banknotes bear the signature of one or other of the previous two ECB Presidents. All the banknotes are equally valid regardless of the signature.
The ECB has developed an exhibition on the euro banknotes and coins and their security features. The exhibition is currently touring the EU Member States.
The year 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of euro banknotes and coins. On 1 January 2002 the euro was introduced in 12 Member States of the European Union.
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