Euro cash has been in use since 2002 and is now used by more than 338 million people in 19 European countries. Since 1 January 2011, the euro has been the only legal tender in Estonia.
The other countries besides Estonia in the euro area are Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Austria, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Greece, Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta, Slovakia, Latvia and Lithuania. Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican also use the euro under an official agreement with the European Union.
There are seven different denominations in the euro banknote series. The banknotes come in different sizes and banknotes with higher face value are larger. The notes depict architecture styles from different eras in European cultural history. The first series of banknotes was designed by Robert Kalina.
Motif used in the design
160 × 82 mm
Modern 20th century architecture
153 × 82 mm
19th century iron and glass architecture
147 × 82 mm
Baroque and rococo
140 × 77 mm
133 × 72 mm
127 × 67 mm
120 × 62 mm