There are seven different denominations of euro banknotes: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500. The first series of notes is gradually being replaced by the Europa series.

All the notes are legal tender throughout the euro area.

Banknote denominations

Take a look at the first series and some of the Europa series of banknotes. Each denomination has its own distinctive colour as well as an image of an architectural style, ranging from classical through to 20th century.

Europa series of euro banknotes

The Europa series of euro banknotes is gradually being introduced in the euro area over a number of years. The new €20 entered into circulation on 25 November 2015.


Leaflets, brochures, posters and other materials are available online for the public and for cash professionals. Printed copies may be available in certain cases.

Banknote security

Euro banknotes include a number of security features. Just feel them, look at them and tilt them.