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New 10 euros banknote unveiled in Frankfurt

Staff writer ▼ | January 14, 2014
The new 10 euros banknote of the Europa series will start circulating on September 23, 2014, thus giving enough time for all parties to prepare for a smooth introduction.
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10 eurosThe new 10 euros banknote of the Europa series will start circulating on September 23, 2014, thus giving enough time for all parties to prepare for a smooth introduction.


The new €10 will be easily recognisable as its design is similar to the €10 of the first series. The design incorporates advances in banknote technology, making the note even more resistant to counterfeiting. It will also be more durable. The banknotes of the Europa series are being introduced gradually over several years.

Euro banknotes are a tangible symbol of the European Union with 334 million people in 18 countries now usns the euro.

The ECB's Executive Board member Yves Mersch said: "12 years after the euro banknotes and coins were introduced, it's easy for us to take them for granted and to forget what an ambitious, even bold, project it was to introduce the euro. The single currency has helped to bring millions of Europeans together, in all our diversity, and the banknotes and coins are a tangible symbol of our determination to support the European Union. When we say, 'The Euro. Our Money', we really mean it!".

The new €10 has been given a fresh look and has several new and enhanced security features. For example, like the new €5, it includes a portrait of Europa – a figure from Greek mythology and the origin of our continent's name – in the hologram and the watermark.


 

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