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5 Euro Banknote

5 euro front

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Size: 120 x 62 mm
Colour: Grey
Architectural style: Classical

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

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Security features:

+ 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.

raised print 5 euro eur

+ Hold the banknote against the light and see:

Specimen 1

Specimen1 5 euro note

1.Marks printed in the top corner of the 5 Euro note (pos. 1, specimen 1), on both sides, combine perfectly to form the value numeral. You can see the complete number when holding the banknote against the light.

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2. Water mark(pos. 2, specimen 1)

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The watermark is produced by varying the thickness of the paper. It appears when you hold the 5 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.

3. Security thread (pos. 3, specimen 1)

security thread 5 euro note

The security thread is embedded in the banknote paper. Hold the 5 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.

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4. Perforations (pos. 4, specimen 1)

perforations 5 euro note

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.

+ Tilt the banknote:

Specimen 2

Specimen 5 euro note

1. Hologram stripe(pos.1, specimen 2):

hologram stripe 5 euro

Tilt the 5 Euro note the hologram image will change between the value and the Euro symbol on a rainbow-coloured background. At the edges, tiny letters show the value.

2. Glossy stripe (pos. 2, specimen 2):

glossy stripe 5 euro

Tilt the banknote – a gold-coloured stripe will appear on the back. It shows the value and the ˆ symbol.

+ Check with a magnifying glass:

Specimen 3

Specimen3 5 euro note

Microprinting (pos. 1, specimen 3)

>microprinting 5 euro note

On some areas of the 5 Euro note you can see tiny writing, e.g. inside the "EYP?" (EURO in Greek characters) on the front. You will need a magnifying glass to see it. The microprinting is sharp (not blurred)

+ Check with an ultraviolet lamp:

uvlight front 5 euro

uv light back 5 euro note

Under UV light

+ the paper itself does not glow;
+ fibres embedded in the paper appear, coloured red, blue and green;
+ the flag of the European Union looks green and has orange stars;
+ the signature of the ECB President turns green;
+ the large stars and small circles on the front glow. The map, bridge and value numeral on the back appear in yellow.

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