The History of the European Central Bank

After two world wars in less than a century, many people sought the means to prevent such devastation from happening again. One idea put forward by a French civil servant, Jean Monnet, and taken up by France’s foreign minister at the time, Robert Schuman, was to pool the industries that were seen as the engines of war: coal and steel. In 1951, six countries – France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg…

LESSON 6. Currency pairs. Base and quote currencies. Majors and crosses. Metals and CFD

LESSON 6. Currency pairs. Base and quote currencies. Majors and crosses. Metals and CFD

Lesson 6. Currency pairs. Base and quote currencies. Majors and crosses. Metals and CFD Currencies on the FX market are always traded in pairs. In order to find out the relative value of one currency you need another currency to compare. When you buy one currency, you automatically sell another currency. Currency pairs in Forex are given in abbreviations. For instance, EUR/USD stands for the euro versus the US dollar,…

The new €50 banknote

The new €50 banknote

The new €50 banknote It is his first set of wheels It is our special occasion It is my Erasmus ticket 338 million Europeans stronger together with the Euro The new €50 banknote is more secure and easy to check just feel, look, and tilt The Euro, our money

Euro Banknotes – Made to last

Euro Banknotes – Made to last

EURO BANKNOTES MADE TO LAST FRICTION ACCIDENTAL IRONING ACCIDENTAL WASHING AGGRESSIVE CHEMICAL AGENTS CRUMPLING INTENSE COLD PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO SUNLIGHT EXTREME HEAT MICRO-IMPACT TEST STICKY TAPE TEST EURO BANKNOTES MADE TO LAST

The new €50 banknote

The new €50 banknote It is his first set of wheels It is our special occasion It is my Erasmus ticket 338 million Europeans stronger together with the Euro The new €50 banknote is more secure and easy to check just feel, look, and tilt The Euro, our money

Euro Banknotes – Made to last

EURO BANKNOTES MADE TO LAST FRICTION ACCIDENTAL IRONING ACCIDENTAL WASHING AGGRESSIVE CHEMICAL AGENTS CRUMPLING INTENSE COLD PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO SUNLIGHT EXTREME HEAT MICRO-IMPACT TEST STICKY TAPE TEST EURO BANKNOTES MADE TO LAST

Europa Series: 100 Euro Banknote Security Features

Feel the banknote. It should be crisp and firm. Run your finger across the front of the banknote. You can feel a series of short raised lines on the left and right edges. They make it easy to identify the banknote, especially for visually impaired people. The main image, the large value numeral, and the lettering also feel thicker. Look at the banknote against the light. A faint image becomes…

The History of the European Central Bank

After two world wars in less than a century, many people sought the means to prevent such devastation from happening again. One idea put forward by a French civil servant, Jean Monnet, and taken up by France’s foreign minister at the time, Robert Schuman, was to pool the industries that were seen as the engines of war: coal and steel. In 1951, six countries – France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg…

Unveiling of the New 100 and 200 Euro Banknotes

Unveiling of the New 100 and 200 Euro Banknotes

The second series of euro banknotes has been gradually introduced over the past few years. And on 28 May 2019 the new €100 and €200 banknotes will start circulating. Like the €50, the new notes have a portrait of Europa in the hologram and in the watermark, and when they are tilted the emerald number changes colour and shows small € symbols. They also have a brand new security feature,…

Printing of the New €50 Banknote

Printing of the New €50 Banknote

Printing of the new €50 banknote Feeding of paper into printing machine Offset printing Quality control Silkscreen printing of emerald number Intaglio printing Quality control of printed banknote sheets Automatic cutting and packaging