Various security features have been incorporated into the euro banknotes. They will help you to recognise a genuine banknote at a glance.
Feel the raised print – special printing processes give banknotes their unique feel.
Look at the banknote and hold it against the light: the watermark, the security thread and the see-through number will then be visible. All three features can be seen from the front and back of genuine banknotes.
Tilt the banknote: on the front, you can see the shifting image on the hologram. On the back, you can see the glossy stripe (on the €5, €10 and €20 banknotes) or the colour-changing number (on the €50, €100, €200 and €500 banknotes).