The ten-euro banknote

The new ten-euro note entered circulation on 23 September 2014. The new notes continue the theme of “ages and styles” from the first series and use the same colours. The ten-euro note features the Romanesque style of architecture, and its main colour is red.

The five, ten and twenty-euro notes have the same security features:

  • a series of short raised lines on the left and right edges,
  • an emerald-green number in the bottom left corner of the note,
  • a watermark of a portrait of Europa and
  • a hologrammic portrait of Europa.

The authenticity of both the first series banknotes and the new notes can be checked without any equipment being used.