A Quick Check

Look, feel and tilt

How can you quickly check a euro banknote? Just use the simple look, feel and tilt method.
 

€ 5 Back

Europa Series

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  • 1 Raised print

Run your fingers across the front of the banknote. The short lines on the left and right edges can be felt clearly.

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  • 2 Watermark

Hold the banknote up against the light. Princess Europa and the value numeral 5 should appear in the watermark. The numeral should be lighter. If you put the banknote on a dark surface, the watermark, especially the value numeral, should be darker.

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  • 3 Emerald number

If you tilt the banknote, the green shiny number 5 in the bottom left corner should display an effect of the light that moves up and down.

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  • 4 Hologram

If you tilt the banknote, you should see various colour effects around princess Europa and the building.

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