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Want to know more about the various security features incorporated into the euro banknotes? We list them here.

€ 5

First Series


Hold the banknote up against the light. The building and the value numeral 5 should appear in the watermark. The watermark is embedded in the paper, and it is created by varying the thickness of the paper. The numeral should be lighter. If you put the banknote on a dark surface, the watermark, especially the value numeral, should be darker.