April 22nd, 2009 by thesuper

The notes bear the signature of the President of the ECB, currently Jean-Claude Trichet
There are different denominations, each with a distinctive color and size. The design of each is based on the European architecture in various artistic periods. The front (obverse) showing the ticket windows and doors while the rear (back) sample bridges. The doors and windows symbolize the spirit of openness and cooperation in Europe. The bridges are a metaphor that speaks of the union of European peoples with each other and the rest of the world. Took care that the examples reprentaran no architectural monuments existing today to avoid reaching the dispute which should be chosen for display.
Elements common to all bielletes is the European flag, the initials of the European Central Bank in five versions (ECB, ECB, EZB,” ‘, EKP), a map of Europe on the back, the name “euro” in the alphabet Latin and Greek and the signature of the President of the ECB at the moment. The 12 stars of the EU flag are also on each ticket.
Banknote designs were chosen from among 44 proposals submitted to the contest promoted by the Council of the European Monetary Institute on February 12, 1996. The winning design, created by Robert Kalina of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, was elected on December 3, 1996.

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