ECB to issue final two banknotes of Europa series

100 and 200 euro notes
European Central Bank

The €100 and €200 banknotes will enter circulation on May 28, completing the European Central Bank’s Europa series.

The new notes, designed by Berlin-based Reinhold Gerstetter, have a number of enhanced security features and new design elements.

“Banknote printing technology is constantly evolving and counterfeiters quickly adopt it,” the central bank says on its website. “The Eurosystem’s research and development strategy states that euro banknotes need to be ‘self-defending’, thereby making

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