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5 Euro 2003, Germany

in Krause book Number: 8x
Years of issue: 2003 - 2011
Signatures: The President of the European Central Bank: Mr. Jean-Claude Trichet
Serie: Architecture
Specimen of: 2002
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 120 х 62
Printer: Giesecke und Devrient GmbH, Muenchen

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5 Euro 2003




The banknote protected by a watermark in the form of a triumphal arch, copying the image on the front side and the number "5".


5 Euro 2003

On the right side shows the triumphal arch located in the center of 12 stars - the emblem of the European Union, in the upper left corner - the European flag.


5 Euro 2003

Architectural style: classic.

Pont du Gard

The Bridge on the bill likely corresponds to the ancient viaduct near the city of Nimes, France (Pont du Gard, XIX century BC.).

This architectural structure is an outstanding achievement, as it has become possible, thanks to it, to deliver drinking water to a distance of 50 km away. At those times the builders had only wood and stone. And although, an astringent, such as cement, was completely absent, the bridge is designed very elegantly - and, nevertheless, stable. In addition, only 17-meter height of the bridge itself is a technical challenge, that has been successfully overcome.


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.

Security thread with repeating text "5 EURO» passes to the left of center. Holographic stripe width is 10 mm on the front right side. Depending on the angle of view on it, you can see the symbol of the euro, a rating of 5 or word «EURO» in Latin and Greek alphabets.

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!