The new banknotes feature the latest banknote technologies and new, advanced security features: a satellite hologram and a special, emerald number. They offer even better protection against counterfeiting. The new €100 and €200 notes are a different size to the old €100 and €200 notes. They are now the same height as the €50 banknote. They also have warmer colours.
Europa series now complete
The Europa series is the new series of banknotes. Europa is a figure from Greek mythology, and her portrait is shown as a hologram and a watermark. The new series has been introduced gradually over several years. The €100 and €200 banknotes are the last banknotes to be issued after the €5, €10 and €50 banknotes, marking the completion of the Europa series.