500 Euro

Features

Country Eurozone
Issuing bank European Central Bank
Type Standard banknote
Year 2002
Value 500 Euro
500 EUR = 598 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Paper
Size 160 × 82 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 7,
  • 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.
P# 14,
  • 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.
P# 19A
  • 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.

Obverse

On the front are shown windows and doorways. They symbolise the European spirit of openness and cooperation. Banknote show architectural style from 20th century architecture from 1930 onwards period in Europe's history, but do not show any actual existing monuments or bridges.

Lettering:
BCE ECB EZB EKT EKP 2002
500
EURO
ΕΥΡΩ

Engraver: Robert Kalina

Robert Kalina (1955, Vienna) is an Austrian designer. He trained at the Vienna Federal Training and Research Institute of Graphic Arts. He has been employed by the National Bank of Austria since 1976 and by the Oesterreichische Banknoten und Sicherheitsdruck GmbH since 1998. There, he was a pupil of Roman Hellmann. He has designed all Schilling banknotes since 1982. He came to international prominence when he was chosen as designer of the first Euro banknotes in 1996, among 43 other entries.

Reverse

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

Lettering:
500
EURO
ΕΥΡΩ
500

Engraver: Robert Kalina

Robert Kalina (1955, Vienna) is an Austrian designer. He trained at the Vienna Federal Training and Research Institute of Graphic Arts. He has been employed by the National Bank of Austria since 1976 and by the Oesterreichische Banknoten und Sicherheitsdruck GmbH since 1998. There, he was a pupil of Roman Hellmann. He has designed all Schilling banknotes since 1982. He came to international prominence when he was chosen as designer of the first Euro banknotes in 1996, among 43 other entries.

Comments

P#7 has the signature Duisenberg.
P#14 has the signature Trichet.
P#19A has the signature Draghi


Country codes
The central bank that commissioned the printing of a banknote (but not necessarily the country of printing) is indicated by a letter or country code preceding the serial number, as shown here:

Z - Belgium
X - Germany
D - Estonia
T - Ireland
Y - Greece
V - Spain
U - France
S - Italy
G - Cyprus
C - Latvia
B - Lithuania
¹  - Luxembourg
F - Malta
P - Netherlands
N - Austria
M - Portugal
H - Slovenia
E - Slovakia
L – Finland
¹ Uncirculated euro banknotes issued by the Banque centrale du Luxembourg bear the code of the central banks of the countries where the banknotes for Luxembourg are produced.

printer's code letter

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

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2002  15% Draghi: N (Austria)
2002  2% Duisenberg: L (Finland)
2002  15% Duisenberg: N (Austria)
2002  2% Duisenberg: P (Netherlands)
2002  0% Duisenberg: S (Italy)
2002  0% Duisenberg: T (Ireland)
2002  2% Duisenberg: U (France)
2002  4% Duisenberg: V (Spain)
2002  28% Duisenberg: X (Germany)
2002  2% Duisenberg: Y (Greece)
2002  0% Duisenberg: Z (Belgium)
2002  22% Trichet: N (Austria)
2002  43% Trichet: X (Germany)

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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