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Souvenir Euro Bills

For the collectors among our visitors!

The 0-Euro bill has been around for a few years now; you can buy it at quite a few tourist attractions across Europe as a souvenir.

They are printed in official printing plants for the Euro currency and show the following security features: watermark, copper strip, Simultouch, hologram, transparent register, printing plant security backdrop, fluorescent invisible ink and an individual serial number, unique to each bill.

There can be different motives to each issuing office. These identify through the first number following the year of issue. In practice this means, when the digit after the year changes, it is a new motif. Should the digit after the year stay the same it is the same motif but a new edition (changes within the general layout are allowed, e.g. a different shape of stars).

The serial number consists of 10 digits (4 letters and 8 numbers)

1st digit X
2nd digit E
3rd and 4th digit HA
5th to 10th digit 013170
1st digit NZB code of the issuing country
2nd digit always “E” (printing plant code of Oberthur)
3rd and 4th digit code of issuing office or the customer
5th to 10th digit ongoing enumeration. Creates each bill’s unique identifier in combination with year of issue and motif ID.

The motif on the backside of the bill has been changed in 2017 due to Brexit. Until then it showed Big Ben, now it depicts the Portuguese Torre de Belém. We also have been selling these bills since 2016 and want to provide you with an overview of the different issue bills.

You can purchase all available notes from us on site or from our online shop.

Bill No. 14: BigBoy (Motif 2020)

1st edition 00001 – 10000 (No. 2020-14) new backside

Bill No. 13: Fire Department (Motif 2020)

1st edition 00001 – 10000 (No. 2020-13) new backside

Bill No. 12: Airport (Motif 2020)

1st edition 00001 – 10000 (No. 2020-12) new backside

Bill No. 12.2: Airport (Motif 2020) Anniversary-Edition

1st edition 00001 – 2000 (No. 2020-12.2) new backside

Bill No. 11: ICE 4 (Motif 2020)

1st edition 00001 – 10000 (No. 2020-11) new backside

Bill No. 11.2: ICE 4 (Motif 2020) Anniversary-Edition

1st edition 00001 – 2000 (No. 2020-11.2) new backside

Bill No. 10: North Baltic Sea (Motif 2020)

1st edition 00001 – 10000 (No. 2020-10) new backside

Bill No. 10.2: North Baltic Sea (Motif 2020) Anniversary-Edition

1st edition 00001 – 2000 (No. 2020-10.2) new backside

Bill No. 9: 18 years Miniatur Wunderland (Motif 2019)

1st edition 00001 – 10000 (No. 2019-9) new backside

Bill No. 8: ICE 3 (Motif 2019)

1st edition 00001 – 10000 (No. 2019-8) new backside

Bill No. 7: Burning Tax Office

1st edition 00001 – 10000 (No. 2019-7) new backside

Bill No. 6: Electric Locomotive BR 194 (Motif 2019)

1st edition 00001 – 10000 (No. 2019-6) new backside

Bill No. 5: Venice (Motif 2018)

1st edition 00001 – 10000 (No. 2018-5) new backside

Bill No. 4: Venice in Wunderland (Motif 2018)

Limited Edition (once 20.000 pieces + 2400 misprints)

1st edition (misprint) 00001 – 20000 (No. 2018-4) new backside
(2400 pieces of this edition have gone into circulation without being „sorted“)

out of stock

1st edition (reprint) 00001 – 20000 (No. 2018-4) new backside

out of stock

1st edition (misprint) front

Bill No. 3: Italy in Wunderland (Motif 2017)

Limited Edition (twice 10.000 pieces)

1st edition 00001 – 10000 (No. 2017-3) old backside
2nd edition 10001 – 20000 (No. 2017-3) new backside

out of stock

Bill No. 2: 15 Years of Wunderland (Motif 2016)

Limited Edition (once 10.000 pieces)

1st edition 00001 – 10000 (No. 2016-2) old backside

out of stock

Bill No. 1: ICE (Motif 2016-2018)

1st edition 00001 – 10000 (No. 2016-1) old backside
2nd edition10001 – 20000 (No. 2016-1) old backside
3rd edition 20001 – 30000 (No. 2017-1) old backside
4th edition 30001 – 50000 (No. 2017-1) new backside
5th edition 50001 – 70000 (No. 2018-1) new backside

Backside of the bills

The old backside of the Euro souvenir bills, with the BigBen, can be found on the bills until 2017.

The new backside of the Euro souvenir bills, with the Portuguese Torre de Belém, can be found on bills from 2017.