A new €10 note will go into circulation on Tuesday, the Central Bank (CBC) said, which is more resistant to counterfeiting and easy to check.
The €10 banknote of the Europa series will enter into circulation on September 23 2014.
“It’s essential that everyone who uses euro banknotes can continue to do so with complete confidence. That’s why we’re introducing the Europa series,” said Yves Mersch, the European Central Bank’s Executive Board member responsible for banknotes.
Like the new €5, the new €10 has several enhanced security features as well as a fresh look.
Its hologram and watermark include a portrait of Europa, a figure from Greek mythology.
It also has an “emerald number”. When tilted, the shiny number displays an effect of the light that moves up and down, and also changes colour from emerald green to deep blue.
With these features and others, the new €10 is very easy to check using the “feel, look and tilt” method.
The €10 banknotes of the first series will continue to be issued in order to use up stocks.
They will circulate alongside the Europa series €10 before being phased out later on and eventually ceasing to be legal tender.
This change in their status will be announced well in advance.
A video entitled “Discover the new €10 banknote”, available at www.new-euro-banknotes.eu in 23 European Union languages, provides further information on the new note and how to check it.
It is one of several cash-related videos on the website, which also offers other ways of learning about the banknotes, such as the “Euro Cash Academy”.