New 10 Euro bank note launched

The new €10 started circulating on 23 September 2014. It is the second banknote of the Europa series to be launched after the new €5, which started circulating on 2 May 2013. On 13 January 2014 Yves Mersch, member of the ECB’s Executive Board, unveiled the new €10. The other banknotes in the series will be introduced gradually over several years, in ascending order. The denominations remain unchanged: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500.

The ECB and the national central banks of the Eurosystem are conducting an information campaign about the Europa series which includes a dedicated website. The campaign aims to help the public recognise the new notes and their security features. In June 2014, the Eurosystem distributed information materialon the Europa series and specifically on the €10 to professional cash handlers working in over 3 million shops and banks in the euro area.

It is important to note that the current 10 Euro note remains in legal tender and there will be plenty of advanced warning when the note is intended to be withdrawn in the future. People should be aware of anyone, especially any callers at your home, offering new notes in exchange for old ones in case they are counterfeit.

Details and samples of the new note and other information can be found at the ECB website.