A Quick Check

Look, feel and tilt

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

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Europa Series

  • 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.


  • 2 Watermark

Hold the banknote up against the light. Princess Europa and the value numeral 50 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.


  • 3 Emerald number

If you tilt the banknote, the green shiny number 50 in the bottom left corner should display an effect of the light that moves up and down.


  • 4 Hologram

If you tilt the banknote, you should see various colour effects around the value numeral 50 and the building. Hold the banknote up against the light. The window in the hologram reveals a portrait of princess Europa.