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ECB launches online game related to the security features of the new €20 banknote

6 February 2015

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  • Mario Draghi will unveil the new €20 on 24 February 2015.
  • Some of the new banknote’s security features, including the innovative “portrait window”, can be previewed in an online game.

The new €20 banknote will be unveiled by Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), at its new headquarters on 24 February 2015. To raise awareness of four of the security features of the new banknote, in particular the novel “portrait window”, the ECB is launching an online game called “Tetris® new €20”.

If you are at least 18 years old and a resident in the EU, you can enter a competition to win an ECB commemorative gift – a new €10 banknote sealed inside a block of transparent acrylic. The competition will close at 11.59 p.m. CET on 31 March 2015. It can be accessed at http://game-20.new-euro-banknotes.eu/.

For media inquiries, please contact William Lelieveldt, tel.: +49 69 1344 7316.

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