Banknotes and coins

Security features

Euro banknotes incorporate highly advanced security features to facilitate recognition of genuine banknotes, which, by contrast, will help in the detection of counterfeit notes with a minimum of attention.


  • Paper
  • Raised print


  • Watermark
  • Security thread
  • Portrait window
  • See-through number


  • Portrait hologram
  • Glossy stripe
  • Emerald number
  • Color-changing number
  • Portrait window
  • Satellite hologram

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