Banknotes and coins

Banknotes and coins Contents

In order to guarantee the security measures recommended by the health authorities, it is necessary to make an appointment to carry out any procedure related to euro banknotes and coins at the Banco de España facilities. All related information and contact details can be found in Customer service during the COVID-19 crisis.

Cash plays an important role in the proper functioning of the economy. Euro banknotes and coins are the only legal tender in the euro area and the only form of public money that is directly accessible to all  citizens; thereby a key factor for social inclusion of the most vulnerable groups, with limited access to new technologies.

This section offers further information about the euro coins and notes, as well as historical data and information about the peseta.

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