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50 Euro 2002, Germany

in Krause book Number: 4x
Years of issue: 2002 - 2003
Signatures: The President of the European Central Bank: Mr. Wim Duisenberg
Serie: Architecture
Specimen of: 2002
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 140 х 77
Printer: Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Berlin

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50 Euro 2002




Renaissance arched window and denomination in numeral 50.

The fifty Euro note contains the following security features:

Color changing ink used on the numeral located on the back of the note, that appears to change color from purple to brown, when the note is tilted.

A see through number printed in the top corner of the note, on both sides, appear combine perfectly to form the value numeral when held against the light.

A hologram, used on the note which appears to see the hologram image change between the value and a window or doorway, but in the background, it appears to be rainbow-coloured concentric circles of micro-letters moving from the centre to the edges of the patch.

A EURion constellation; the EURion constellation is a pattern of symbols found on a number of banknote designs worldwide since about 1996. It is added to help software detect the presence of a banknote in a digital image.

Watermarks, which appear when held up to the light.

Raised printing in the main image, the lettering and the value numerals on the front of the banknotes will be raised.

Ultraviolet ink; the paper itself does not glow, fibres embedded in the paper do appear, and be coloured red, blue and green, the EU flag is green and has orange stars, the ECB President's signature turns green, the large stars and small circles on the front glow and the European map, a bridge and the value numeral on the back appear in yellow.

Microprinting, on various areas of the banknotes there is microprinting, for example, inside the "EYPΩ" (EURO in Greek characters) on the front. The micro-text is sharp, but not blurred.

A security thread, embedded in the banknote paper. The thread will appear as a dark stripe when held up to the light. The word "EURO" and the value is embedded in tiny letters on the thread.

Perforations in the hologram which will form the euro symbol. There are also small numbers showing the value.

A matted surface; the note paper is made out of pure cotton, which feels crisp and firm, but not limp or waxy.


50 Euro 2002

The fifty euro note shows the Renaissance era (between the XV and XVI centuries). Like all euro notes, it contains the denomination, the EU flag, the signature of the president of the ECB, the initials of said bank in the different EU languages, a depiction of EU territories overseas and the stars from the EU flag. Also Gothic arched window.


50 Euro 2002

Architectural style: Renaissance.

Pont Neuf

Picture of Gothic stone bridge and a map of Europe. A possible model for the picture on the banknote 50 euro could become a bridge in Toulouse (Pont Neuf, 1632). Feature of this Renaissance bridge is that it is largely built of bricks. Then it was rather unusual, but probably just the builders did not have enough stones. Therefore, only the individual reinforcing struts are made of natural stone.


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 "50 EURO" passes to the left of center. Holographic window 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 50 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!