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Ten Euro banknote(First series)

10 euro front

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Size: 127 x 67mm
Paper type: Cotton
Main color: Red
Architectural style: Romanesque

10 euro front 10 euro reverse

The Ten euro banknote (€10) is the second-lowest denomination of euro banknotes. The note depicts bridges and arches/doorways in Romanesque architecture. The design contains the denomination, the signature of the president of the European Central Bank, the European union flag, the EU flag stars, description of EU overseas territories and the initials of ECB in different european languages.

The banknote paper consists of pure cotton, which feels crisp and firm (not limp or waxy).

Security features

Security features can help you to tell if your Ten euro note is fake or real.

Feel the raised print

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Special printing makes the ink feel raised or thicker in the main image, the lettering and the value numerals on the front of the banknotes. To feel the raised print, run your finger over it or scratch it gently with your fingernail.

Hold the banknote against the light and see

Specimen1 10 euro note

1. Marks printed in the top corner of the 10 Euro note (pos. 1), on both sides, combine perfectly to form the value numeral. You can see the complete number when holding the banknote against the light.

see through 10 euro note see through 10 euro note (2)

2. Water mark(pos.2) is produced by varying the thickness of the paper. It appears when you hold the 10 Euro note against the light. If you put the banknote on a dark surface the light areas become darker. This effect is very easy to see in the value watermark.

watermark light 10 euro note watermark dark 10 euro note

3. The security thread is embedded in the banknote paper. Hold the 10 Euro note against the light - the thread will appear as a dark stripe. The word "EURO" and the value can be seen in tiny letters on the stripe.

security thread 10 euro note

4. Perforations: Hold the banknote against the light. In the hologram you will see perforations which form the Euro symbol. You can also see small numbers showing the value

perforations 10 euro note

Tilt the banknote

Specimen 10 euro note

1. Hologram stripe(pos.1): Tilt the 10 Euro note the hologram image will change between the value and the Euro symbol on a rainbow-colored background. At the edges, tiny letters show the value.

hologram stripe 10 euro

2. Glossy stripe(pos.2): Tilt the banknote – a gold-colored stripe will appear on the back. It shows the value and the € symbol

glossy stripe 10 euro

Check with a magnifying glass

Specimen3 10 euro note

Microprinting  (pos.1): On some areas of the 10 Euro note you can see tiny writing, e.g. inside the "EYPΩ" (EURO in Greek characters) on the front. You will need a magnifying glass to see it. The microprinting is sharp (not blurred)

microprinting 10 euro note

Check with an ultraviolet lamp

Under UV light:

  1. The paper itself does not glow
  2. Fibers embedded in the paper appear, colored red, blue and green
  3. The flag of the European Union looks green and has orange stars
  4. The signature of the ECB President turns green
  5. The large stars and small circles on the front glow. The map, bridge and value numeral on the back appear in yellow
uvlight front 10 euro uv light back 10 euro note

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