President of the ECB unveiled the new €20 banknote
President of ECB’s Mario Draghi represented the new €20. The new note includes an innovative security feature - a “portrait window” set in the hologram. When the banknote is held against the light, the window becomes transparent and reveals a portrait of the mythological figure Europa, visible on both sides of the note.
President Draghi said: “The portrait window is a real innovation in banknote technology. It is the outcome of the Eurosystem’s work to ensure that the euro notes continue to be resilient against counterfeiting.”
The new €20 note is the third in the Europa series that is gradually replacing the original series of euro banknotes introduced in 2002. The Europa series €5 banknote was issued in May 2013, and the €10 note in September 2014.
“€20 would enter into circulation on 25 November 2015”, – claimed Mario Draghi.