Checking the authenticity of the banknotes

The security measures incorporated can be seen by pressing on each bank note.

 

In order to check that the banknote is authentic, you can do the following: TOUCH, LOOK, ROTATE AND CHECK.

 

TOUCH

  • CALCOGRAPHY: Initials of the Central European Bank "B.C.E"., face value and "door and window" motifs.
    *200 and 500 banknotes: They have tactile marks for the blind:
    • 200: on the lower obverse side.
    • 500: on the right-hand side reverse.

LOOK

  • WATER MARK: On the non-printed area. You can see it against the light.
    • Multi-tone water mark: You can see the main architectonic motif of the banknote.
    • Number that indicates the face value. The watermark is duo-tone.
  • SAFETY THREAD: Embedded on the paper, you can see it against the light. You can read:"EURO"
    • Legible characters on both sides. FACE VALUE
  • COINCIDENCE VALUE: Located on the top left corner (obverse and reserve).
    • Against the light, it rounds off the figure that indicates the value of the banknote
  • SYMBOL OF THE PERFORATED EURO: If you look at the holographic elements against the light (holographic band and hologram), you can see the symbol of the euro made up from perforations.

    ROTATE

    • HOLOGRAPHIC ELEMENTS: On the obverse, variable optical effect.

    HOLOGRAPHIC BAND: On the less valuable banknotes (5,10 and 20). It is located on the obverse of the right hand side, it is metallic and it is glued. When you move the banknote, this shines and you can see the symbol of the euro and its value.

     

    HOLOGRAM: On the more valuable banknotes (50,100, 200 and 500).This is located on the obverse of the right hand side, it is metallic and it is glued. When moving the banknote, this shines and you can see the architectural motif and its value.

     

    * REMEMBER: If you look at the holographic elements against the light (holographic band and hologram), you can see the symbol of the euro made up of perforations.

     

    IRISDECENT BAND: On the reverse of the less valuable banknotes (5, 10 and 20). It shines under intense light and you can see the symbol of the euro and the figure on the face value of the banknote.

     

    TINTA "OVI" (Tinta Ópticamente Variable): En el reverso de los de mayor valor (50,100, 200 y 500). En la esquina inferior derecha, cifra que indica el valor del billete. Vista de frente ofrece un color rojizo, si se mira con cierto ángulo se ve verdoso o incluso marrón.

    CHECK

    • ALWAYS CHECK VARIOUS SAFETY ELEMENTS.
    • TOUCH: The relief on the banknote.
    • CHECK AGAINST THE LIGHT: Water mark, thread, coincidence motif.
    • ROTATE THE BANKNOTE:
      • Obverse: Holographic band (5,10 and 20)
      • Hologram (50, 100, 200 y 500)
      • Reverse: Iridescent band (5,10 and 20)
      • "OVI" Ink (50, 100, 200 and 500)