The new €20 banknote goes into circulation starting on 25 November 2015

The new €20 banknote, which is part of the Europa series of notes, has entered into circulation. It is a more secure note and has sophisticated features to resist counterfeiting: in the silver hologram stripe, the portrait windows are encircled by the colours of the rainbow, and the portrait of Europa, a figure from Greek mythology, is transparent and visible from both sides of the note. It is the third note in the Europa series, which will gradually replace the first series. All the banknotes are legal tender throughout the euro area.