New €10 banknote starts circulating today, September 23rd 2014

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In September 23, 2014
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Source:  2014 euronews:;

Today, September 23rd 2014 the Eurozone gets a new 10 euro banknote with enhanced security features and a fresher look.

To mark the occasion and to raise awareness of the new note, a social media competition called “Selfie with the new €10” is being held on Twitter and Instagram from 23 September until 30 November 2014.

Several security points have been added to the new bill. Its hologram and watermark include a portrait of Europa, a figure from Greek mythology. It also has an “emerald number”. When tilted, the shiny number displays an effect of the light that moves up and down, and also changes colour from emerald green to deep blue. With these features and others, the new €10 is very easy to check using the “feel, look and tilt” method.

The €10 banknotes of the first series will continue to be issued in order to use up stocks. They will circulate alongside the Europa series €10 before being phased out later on and eventually ceasing to be legal tender.



Photo: The Official Website of ECB “Our Money”: