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Euro Banknotes

Euro notes

The first Euro banknotes were introduced on 1st January 2002and replaced twelve different sets of banknotes in the previous nationalcurrencies.

The European Central Bank is responsible for the overallauthorisation of Euro banknote issues but the practical aspects of putting thesenotes into circulation is carried out by the twelve national central banks ofthe Euro area.

There are seven different denominations in the current Eurobanknote series, ranging from the €5 to the €500 note. 

The designs of the notes are the same throughout the Euroarea and feature windows and gateways (on the front) and bridges (on thereverse) from different periods in Europe's architectural history.

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