New €100 and €200 notes to arrive next year - Bank of Portugal

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 02-10-2018 08:26:00 · 0 Comments
New €100 and €200 notes to arrive next year - Bank of Portugal

The new €100 and €200 notes are going to come into circulation in Europe as of 28 May next year with the same colours as today but with extra security elements, Portugal’s central bank (BdP) said on Monday.

"The notes are going to have two security innovations in the satellite hologram and in the emerald number", Bank of Portugal board director Hélder Rosalino told reporters.

He said that the new notes would be “extremely secure” because the European central Bank had been concerned with making them a forgery resistant as possible".

The new notes are going to be slightly smaller than the current editions making them the same size as the €50 notes.

Hélder Rosalino stressed that there was “no need to change” old notes for new ones and they would “circulate simultaneously”.

The €500 notes are not going to be replaced and only those already in circulation will continue to exist.


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