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200 Euro 2012, Germany

in Krause book Number: 19х
Years of issue: 2012
Edition:
Signatures: The President of the European Central Bank: Mr. Mario Draghi
Serie: Architecture
Specimen of: 2002
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 153 x 82
Printer: Francois-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire SA, Colombes

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200 Euro 2012

Description

Watermark:

watermark

The banknote protected by a watermark in the form of the gates, made in the style of "metal and glass", copying the image on the front side and the number "200".

Avers:

200 Euro 2012

Style: Steel and glass architecture.

On the right side there are gates, made in the style of "metal and glass".

In the center there are 12 stars - the emblem of the European Union, and in the upper left corner - the European flag.

Revers:

200 Euro 2012

Architectural style: Steel and glass architecture.

The image of a bridge built from metal structures and a map of Europe. The banknote is protected by a watermark in the form of a gate, as on the front side of the banknote, and the number “200”. Security thread with repeating text “200 EURO” runs to the left of the center. The hologram is on the right side of the face. Depending on the angle of view, you can see the number “200”, the gate, as on the face of a banknote, or the word “EURO” in Latin and Greek alphabets.

Craigellachie

There is an assumption that on the banknote is Craigellachie Bridge.

Craigellachie Bridge is a cast iron arch bridge across the River Spey at Craigellachie, near to the village of Aberlour in Moray, Scotland. It was designed by the renowned civil engineer Thomas Telford and built from 1812–1814. It is a Category A listed structure.

The bridge has a single span of approximately 46 meters (151 ft.) and was revolutionary for its time, in that it used an extremely slender arch which was not possible using traditional masonry construction. The ironwork was cast at the Plas Kynaston iron foundry at Cefn Mawr, near Ruabon in Denbighshire by William Hazledine, who cast a number of Telford bridges. The ironwork was transported from the foundry through the Ellesmere Canal and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct then by sea to Speymouth, where it was loaded onto wagons and taken to the site. Testing in the 1960s revealed that the cast-iron had an unusually high tensile strength. This was probably specified by Telford because, unlike in traditional masonry arch bridges, some sections of the arch are not in compression under loading.

At each end of the structure there are two 15 m. (49 ft.) high masonry mock-medieval towers, featuring arrow slits and miniature crenellated battlements.

The bridge was in regular use until 1963, when it was closed for a major refurbishment. A plaque records the completion of this work in 1964. The side railings and spandrel members were replaced with new ironwork fabricated to match the originals. A 14 ton restriction was placed on the bridge at this point. This, along with the fact that the road to the north of the bridge takes a sharp right-angled turn to avoid a rock face, made it unsuitable for modern vehicles. Despite this, it carried foot and vehicle traffic across the River Spey until 1972, when its function was replaced by a reinforced concrete beam bridge built by Sir William Arrol & Co. which opened in 1970 and carries the A941 road today. Telford's bridge remains in good condition, and is still open to pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge has been given Category A listed status by Historic Scotland and has been designated a civil engineering landmark by the Institution of Civil Engineers and American Society of Civil Engineers.

Comments:

Banknote with the letter X in front of the serial number. Released into circulation by Bank of Germany.

Banknote Design made by an artist of the National Bank of Austria, Robert Kalina and selected from among 44 entries at 3 December 1996 by consultation of the European Monetary Institute.

All euro banknotes have the signature of the current President of the ECB. Director appointed for a term of eight years.

The following islands and overseas territories are shown on the back of euro banknotes: the Azores, the Canary Islands, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Madeira, Martinique and Reunion.

On each of the seven denominations of Euro banknotes has six-character code which contains information about the printing, which is printed on a banknote. Code looks cliche «G013B6», where the first letter identifies the printing press, the next three digits identify the number pad. For example, "013" refers to the 13th printing plate printing. The fifth and sixth elements of the code are respectively the row and column location on the banknote cliche. So, when this bill was on the code pad in the second row, sixth column.

Attention: Code cliche in the bill should not coincide with the country code!