New €100 and €200 notes go into circulation

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In May 29, 2019
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Source: DW, 28-05-2019

New  €100 and €200 notes were released into circulation on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 completing an overhaul of the currency’s paper denominations that is aimed at deterring counterfeiters.

The fresh bills have been changed to have larger numbers in a bolder design, have a satellite hologram, and have been printed in more contrasting shades than the old versions, which had remained the same since they were first introduced in 2002.

The new €100 and €200s follow the already overhauled €5, €10, €20, and €50 bills. Old notes will still be valid, but will eventually be collected and replaced by central banks.

€50 notes are the most popular, but €100s are also in high circulation.

Photo:  DPA