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Information and training materials

No matter whether you’re a student or a teacher looking for classroom materials, a professional cash handler looking for training, or simply someone with an interest in our banknotes and coins, this section is for you. It includes printed, digital and online resources to help you learn about euro banknotes and coins and how to check their security features.

And if you’re a cash professional, you might want to check out the Knowledge of banknotes online learning tool to help you assess the authenticity and fitness of euro banknotes.

Publications on euro banknotes and coins

You can download these materials as low-resolution files free of charge, or order printed copies (while stocks last). For more information on ordering, please contact your national central bank if you live in the euro area or the European Central Bank ( if you live outside the euro area.

The Europa series leaflet (May 2019)

Leaflet for professional cash handlers and anyone who wants to learn about the €5, €10, €20, €50, €100 and €200 banknotes in the Europa series and their security features.

Format: 105 x 210 mm

Euro banknotes and coins poster (May 2019)

Double-sided poster showing the €5, €10, €20, €50, €100 and €200 banknotes in the Europa series on one side and the euro coins and their national designs on the other. This resource is ideal for use in classrooms, shops or professional training settings.

Format: A2, 420 x 594 mm

Security features motion card (May 2019)

Motion cards showing the security features of the €5, €10, €20, €50, €100 and €200 banknotes in the Europa series.

Format: Credit card size, 85 x 54 mm

Fact sheet on the new €100 and €200 banknotes (September 2018)

This fact sheet contains useful information about the new €100 and €200 and about cash in general. Only available online.

Format: A4, 210 x 297 mm

Training tool for cash professionals

The Knowledge of banknotes course is designed to help cash professionals learn about euro banknotes and how to assess their authenticity and fitness. The course has been devised on the basis of a training programme and e-learning tool developed by the Banco de Portugal. It consists of four modules covering:

  1. the characteristics of euro banknotes,
  2. the authenticity of euro banknotes,
  3. the fitness of euro banknotes, and
  4. damaged euro banknotes.

Visit our web pages on anti-counterfeiting and security features for more information on how we combat counterfeiting and how to deal with suspicious money.

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