Worth a closer look

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Recently introduced into the wallets and pockets of people across Europe the new five euro bank note is certainly worth a closer look.

You know you work hard for your money, you save it, and you use it every day –  but when is the last time you took a good look at what is really in your pocket.
Now is the time to discover the new five euro note issued by the European Central Bank. Take it out of your purse, feel the raised print, look at the watermark, tilt the bank note to see the hologram of the Greek goddess, Europa, along the sides of the note.


The image of Europa, who according to Greek mythology was seduced and abducted by Zeus in the guise of a bull, is derived from a vase in the Museé du Louvre in Paris.
Did you know that if all the five euro bank notes were gathered together they would weight roughly 900 tonnes – that’s approximately the weight of two large aeroplanes. And every single one of those notes are different.

Each note has a lifespan similar to that of a ladybird – around about 13 months.

It’s worth a closer look – remember it’s your money so check it out.

If only everything was as easy to check out as the new five euro bank note.

Remember three simple steps – feel, look and tilt.


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