Fabian Demicoli

Europa series of euro banknotes-The new €10

The Europa
series €5 started circulating in the euro area on 2 May 2013. On 13 January
2014 Yves Mersch, member of the ECB's Executive Board, unveiled the second
banknote of this series, the €10, at a press conference in Frankfurt am Main.

The security features of this banknote were made public several weeks earlier
in a game that is still online. The new €10 will start circulating on 23
September 2014. The other banknotes in the series will be introduced gradually
over several years, in ascending order. The denominations remain unchanged: €5,
€10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500.

and the national central banks of the Eurosystem are conducting an information
campaign about the Europa series, which includes a dedicated website. The
campaign aims to help the public recognise the new notes and their security
features. In April 2013, the Eurosystem sent information materials on the new
series and specifically on the €5 to professional cash handlers working in over
3 million shops and banks in the euro area. It will be doing the same for the
new €10 in 2014.

addition, the information campaign on the new €10 will include a Eurosystem
Partnership Programme to help banknote equipment manufacturers (BEMs) and
suppliers on the one hand, and their clients and users on the other, to prepare
for the introduction of the new banknotes. There are many advantages in
becoming a partner ahead of the issuance of the new €10.

are available on the ECB's website of banknote authentication devices and
handling machines which have been tested by the Eurosystem central banks and
been adapted to recognise the new €5 banknotes. Similar lists for the new €10
banknotes will be published in 2014 after the machines and devices have
undergone the same testing. Of course, the new €5 and €10 can also be easily
checked using the simple "FEEL, LOOK and TILT" method, as with the
first series of euro banknotes.



Details of the
list can be found at: http://www.ecb.europa.eu/euro/cashprof/cashhand/devices/html/results.en.html

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