The new banknotes in the Europa series will be introduced gradually over the next few years, in ascending order of denominations.
The first banknote in the new series was the €5, which has been in circulation since 2 May 2013.
The €10 banknote came into circulation on 23 September 2014.
The new €20 banknote was released on 25 November 2015.
The new €50 entered circulation on 4 April 2017.
The ECB has decided to permanently stop producing the €500 banknote, and to exclude it from the Europa series. The other denominations remain unchanged: €5, €10, €20, €50, €100 and €200. After the introduction of the second series, euro banknotes of both series will be in circulation simultaneously for some time. The date when the first series ceases to be official legal tender will be announced in advance. It will nevertheless always be possible to exchange the banknotes of the first series for banknotes of the second series at the national central banks of the Eurosystem.