Look out for the new € 50 banknote, in circulation from 4 April 2017 as part of the gradual renewal of the European currency. It was presented by the European Central Bank (ECB) on 5 July 2016..

The Europa series is the second series of euro banknotes to be issued since the euro was introduced, and started with the €5 in 2013 and followed by the €10 and €20 in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Part of the “Europe” series called “Europe” so named because two of the security signs include a portrait of ‘Princesse Europe’, a character from Greek mythology after whom the continent was named. Notes already in circulation of €5, €10 and €20 are also part of this series.

The introduction of the “Europe” series will continue over several years to renew  the € 100 and €200 notes. The € 500 will be phased out,

Did you know that the word ‘euro’ is always in the singular on a banknote( eg 20 eur) even if you have lots of them?

In fact, guidelines on the use of the euro state that the plurals of both ‘euro’ and ‘cent’ should be written without the ‘s’ as not all of the countries in the euro zone form the plural in the same way.


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