50 Euro Europa series

50 Euro (Europa series) -  obverse50 Euro (Europa series) -  reverse

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Country Eurozone
Issuing bank European Central Bank
Type Standard banknote
Year 2017
Value 50 Euro
50 EUR = 61 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Paper
Size 140 × 77 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 23
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.


On the front are shown windows and doorways. They symbolise the European spirit of openness and cooperation. Banknote show architectural style from renaissance period in Europe's history, but do not show any actual existing monuments or bridges.


Engraver: Reinhold Gerstetter


The bridges symbolise communication between the people of Europe and between Europe and the rest of the world.
Map of Europe



Engraver: Reinhold Gerstetter


Portrait of Europa (a figure from Greek mythology), value of the banknote and window.

50 Euro (Europa series) -  obverse

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The serial numbers on this series are the two numbers printed on the back of the banknote: a horizontal number printed in black and a vertical number printed in a different colour.

The horizontal number comprises two letters and ten digits. The first letter identifies the printing works – see the list below. The second letter has no particular meaning; it simply makes more serial numbers possible.

1 - Luxembourg
D - Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartościowych (Poland)
E - Oberthur Fiduciaire SAS (Chantepie) (Slovakia)
F - Oberthur Fiduciaire AD (Sofia) (Malta)
G - Cyprus
H - De La Rue Currency (Loughton) (Slovenia)
J - De La Rue Currency (Gateshead)
M – Valora (Portugal)
N - Oesterreichische Banknoten und Sicherheitsdruck GmbH (Austria)
P - Joh. Enschede Security Printing BV (Netherland)
R - Bundesdruckerei GmbH
S - Banca d'Italia (Italy)
T - Central Bank of Ireland (Ireland)
U - Banque de France (France)
V – IMBISA (FNMT Spain) (Spain)
W - Giesecke & Devrient GmbH (Leipzig)
X - Giesecke & Devrient GmbH (Munich) (Germany)
Y - Bank of Greece (Greece)
Z - Nationale Bank van België/Banque Nationale de Belgique (Belgium)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2017  63.65 19% P#23e - E prefix (France)
2017  9% P#23m - M prefix (Portugal)
2017  18% P#23p - P prefix (Netherlands)
2017  21% P#23r - R prefix (Germany)
2017  12% P#23s - S prefix (Italy)
2017  27% P#23u -U prefix (France)
2017  14% P#23v - V prefix (Spain)
2017  17% P#23w - W prefix (Germany)
2017  3% P#23y - Y prefix (Greece)
2017  8% P#23z - Z prefix (Belgium)

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