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Bank takes new €50 note on Austrian-wide tour

Bank takes new €50 note on Austrian-wide tour

The Local · 22 Jul 2016, 11:28

Published: 22 Jul 2016 11:28 GMT+02:00

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Austria’s National Bank (OeNB) is hitting the road this summer to showcase the country’s new €50 note before it gets printed next year.

From July 22nd to September 20th 2016, the bank’s Euro-Bus will be travelling around the country and presenting the new note to Austrians.

Only the eagle-eyed will be able to tell the difference between the old and new €50, which includes a new hologram of the mythical Greek character Europa and a slight change in colour of the number on the note.

In the first half of 2016 the €50 note was the most counterfeited note in Austria but improvements to the design will now make it harder for counterfeiters, according to the OeNB.

Photo: OeNB

As well as showcasing the new note, the Euro-Bus will also act as an information point for anyone with questions about the areas the bank is responsible for, including financial stability and cash payments.

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Anyone who still has some Schilling - Austria’s former currency before it adopted the Euro in 1999 - knocking about can also take them to be exchanged at the Euro-Bus.


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