As of today, the new €100 and €200 banknotes (the last in the Europa series) have started circulating.
These new banknotes have new security features which are easy to check with the “feel. Look and tilt” method:
- At the top of the silvery stripe, a satellite hologram shows small symbols that move around the number when the banknote is tilted and becomes clearer under direct light.
- The silvery stripe also shows a portrait of Europa, the architectural motif and a large € symbol.
- The new €100 and €200 banknotes also feature an enhanced emerald number. While the emerald number is present on all the other notes of the Europa series, this enhanced version also shows € symbols inside the number.