The new 5 Euro Banknote

On 10.01.2013, the European Central Bank introduced the new 5.00 Euro banknote series Europe. This banknote will be given only after 01.05.2013 in the payment cycle. So you have until May 2013 time to get your banknote counters and counterfeit detectors to the latest version and install any software updates.

We now want to present the new 5.00 Euro banknotes to you on the basis of image and text material of the European Central Bank. At the ECB webpage you can find out important data of the Euro banknotes. Of course, we will also keep you well informed on our website.



Portrait watermark
Look at the banknote against the light. A faint image becomes visible and shows a portrait of Europa (a figure from Greek mythology), the value of the banknote and a window. If, however, you put the banknote on a dark surface, the light areas become darker. The portrait also appears in the hologram.
Security thread
Look at the banknote against the light. The security thread appears as a dark stripe. The € symbol and the value of the banknote can be seen in tiny white lettering in that stripe.
Portrait hologram
Tilt the banknote. The hologram – the silvery stripe on the right of the note – reveals a portrait of Europa (a figure from Greek mythology) as well as the € symbol, a window and the value of the banknote.
Emerald number
Tilt the banknote. The shiny number in the bottom left corner displays an effect of the light that moves up and down. The number also changes colour from emerald green to deep blue.
Infrared properties
Under infrared light, on the front of the banknote, only the emerald number, the right side of the main image and the silvery stripe are visible. On the back, only the value numeral and the horizontal serial number are visible.
Some areas of the banknote feature a series of tiny letters. This microprint can be read with a magnifying glass. The letters are sharp, not blurred.
Standard UV light (front)
The paper itself does not glow, i.e. it does not emit light and is dark.
Small fibres embedded in the paper appear. Each fibre shows three different colours.
The stars in the EU flag, the small circles as well as the large stars glow yellow. Several other areas also glow yellow.
Special UV light (UV-C)
On the front, the small circles in the centre glow yellow, the large stars and several other areas glow orange. The € symbol also becomes visible.