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See-through number

Marks printed in the top corner of the banknote, on both sides, combine perfectly to form the value numeral. You can see the complete number when holding the banknote against the light.

 
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Watermark

The watermark is produced by varying the thickness of the paper. It appears when you hold the banknote against the light. If you put the banknote on a dark surface the light areas become darker. This effect is very easy to see in the value watermark.

 
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Security thread

The security thread is embedded in the banknote paper. Hold the banknote against the light - the thread will appear as a dark stripe. The word "EURO" and the value can be seen in tiny letters on the stripe.

 
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Perforations

Hold the banknote against the light. In the hologram you will see perforations which form the € symbol. You can also see small numbers showing the value.

 

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The second series of euro banknotes
 
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Portrait watermark

Look at the banknote against the light. A faint image becomes visible and shows a portrait of Europa (a figure from Greek mythology), the value of the banknote and a window. The portrait also appears in the hologram.

 
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Security thread

Look at the banknote against the light. The security thread appears as a dark stripe. The € symbol and the value of the banknote can be seen in tiny white lettering in that stripe.

 

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The second series of euro banknotes
 

Portrait window

Look at the banknote against the light. The window near the top of the hologram becomes transparent and reveals a portrait of Europa which is visible on both sides of the note. When the banknote is tilted, the window also shows rainbow-coloured lines around the value numeral. On the back of the banknote, rainbow-coloured value numerals appear in the window.

 
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Portrait watermark

Look at the banknote against the light. A faint image becomes visible and shows a portrait of Europa (a figure from Greek mythology), the value of the banknote and the main image. If, however, you put the banknote on a dark surface, the light areas become darker. The portrait also appears in the hologram.

 
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Security thread

Look at the banknote against the light. The security thread appears as a dark line. The € symbol and the value of the banknote can be seen in tiny white lettering in that stripe.