BANK NOTE
Spain €5 (2013) Europa Series
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Spain
Denomination
5 Euro
Issued Date/Year
2013 CE - Common Era
Note Type
Paper - Circulation
Front Description
© BCE ECB ЕЦБ EZB EKP EKT EKB BĊE EBC 2013 5 EURO EYPΩ EBPO
Back Description
5 EURO EYPΩ EBPO
Head of State
Mario Draghi
Note Printer
RCM-FNMT Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre, Madrid, Spain
Dimension
120 × 62 mm
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Almost Uncirculated
Spain €5 (2013) Europa Series
Spain €5 (2013)

Serial number has two characters as it prefixes: VA

Printer: V006A1 for RCM-FNMT Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre, Madrid (National Coinage and Stamp Factory – The Royal Mint of Spain)

Europa Series

The ECB intends to redesign the notes every seven or eight years and a new series, called "the Europa series", is being released gradually, note by note from January 2013, with the first notes entering circulation in May 2013. The new series include slight changes, notably the inclusion of the face of the mythological princess Europa in the watermark and in the hologram stripe. New production and anti-counterfeiting techniques will be employed on the new notes, but the design will be of the same theme and colours as the current series, which are bridges and arches. The new notes will nonetheless be recognisable as a new series.

The new notes will also reflect the expansion of the European Union; the current issues do not include the recent members Cyprus and Malta (Cyprus is off the map to the east and Malta was too small to be depicted.)

It will be the first time when the Bulgarian Cyrillic alphabet is to feature on the banknotes as a result of Bulgaria joining the European Union in 2007. Therefore, the new series of Euro banknotes will include "EBPO", which is the Bulgarian spelling for EURO as well as the abbreviation "ЕЦБ" (short for Европейска централна банка in Bulgarian.) The new banknotes will also feature the Maltese abbreviation EĊB (Bank Ċentrali Ewropew).

The full design of the Europa series 5 euro banknote was revealed on 10 January 2013 in the Archaeological Museum of Frankfurt (Germany). The new note is in circulation from 2 May 2013. The old series will gradually be withdrawn. The ECB will announce in due course when the old notes will lose their legal tender status. However, they will not lose their value and it will be possible to exchange them for new notes at Eurosystem central banks indefinitely.

The modified 5 euro note features the initials of the European Central Bank in each of the contemporary EU member languages in a column on the left-hand side of the obverse. The word "euro" in Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic lettering has also been moved to a more central position.

Notes

My first €5 Europa Series

Cannot be confirmed whether this banknote was for Spain due to its new dtwo-character's prefix, unless it follows the same previous country code. For now only marked as Spain until new information found.

From James Law (thank you!)
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