Euro banknotes

Updated: 10.05.2011

Euro banknotes exist in seven different denominations: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500. They are legal tender throughout the euro area and have always the same design.

The front sides of the banknotes depict windows and gateways, which symbolise the spirit of openness and cooperation in Europe. The 12 stars of the European Union represent the dynamism and harmony of contemporary Europe.

The bridges on the back symbolise communication between the people of Europe and between Europe and the rest of the world. The architectural style characteristic of the period was taken as the basis for the design and no specific buildings were depicted.

Euro banknotes were designed by the banknote designer of Austrian Central Bank Robert Kalina.

 

Dimensions: 120 x 62 mm
Colour:
grey
Architectural style depicted on the banknote:

Classical
Dimensions: 127 x 67 mm
Colour:
red
Architectural style depicted on the banknote:

Romanesque
Dimensions: 133 x 72 mm
Colour:
blue
Architectural style depicted on the banknote:

Gothic
Dimensions: 140 x 77 mm
Colour:
orange
Architectural style depicted on the banknote:

Renaissance
Dimensions: 147 x 82 mm
Colour:
green
Architectural style depicted on the banknote:

Baroque and rococo
Dimensions: 153 x 82
Colour:
yellow-brown
Architectural style depicted on the banknote:

The age of iron and glass
Dimensions: 160 x 82 mm
Colour:
purple
Architectural style depicted on the banknote:

Modern 20th century architecture