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Het Eurosysteem begon met de uitgifte van het nieuwe €20-bankbiljet op 25 november 2015. Het bankbiljet heeft een vernieuwd ontwerp en verbeterde echtheidskenmerken, zoals het "portretraampje", om het nog veiliger te maken.

Om de gelegenheid luister bij te zetten en de aandacht te vestigen op het nieuwe bankbiljet, wordt er van 25 november 2015 t/m 25 februari 2016 een wedstrijd voor kinderen gehouden, de Euro Run. Ook is er een film in 23 talen vervaardigd: "Ontdek het nieuwe bankbiljet van €20".

Andere aanverwante evenementen:

Hier zijn enkele nuttige vragen over het nieuwe €20-bankbiljet te vinden.

1. Wanneer komt het nieuwe bankbiljet uit en waar kan ik het vinden?
Het nieuwe €20-biljet is in omloop gekomen op 25 november 2015 en zal geleidelijk beschikbaar komen bij geldautomaten, banken en winkels.

2. Waarom een nieuw bankbiljet van €20?
Het nieuwe bankbiljet en de andere biljetten van de Europa-serie worden uitgegeven om de valuta ongevoeliger te maken voor vervalsing door er verbeterde echtheidskenmerken in te verwerken. Het nieuwe €20-biljet heeft bijvoorbeeld een portretraampje. Als je het biljet tegen het licht houdt, laat het doorzichtige raampje aan de bovenzijde van het hologram een portret van Europa zien dat zichtbaar is aan beide zijden van het bankbiljet. 

3. Hoeveel nieuwe bankbiljetten van €20 zijn er gedrukt?
Meer dan 4,3 miljard.
 4. Kan ik het oude bankbiljet van €20 nog steeds gebruiken?
Ja. U kunt het oude €20-biljet naast het nieuwe gebruiken. De oude bankbiljetten zullen geleidelijk verdwijnen maar zullen hun waarde niet verliezen; die zult u voor onbepaalde tijd bij uw nationale centrale bank kunnen omruilen. 
5. Hoe kan ik zien dat mijn nieuwe bankbiljet van €20 echt is?
U kunt dat controleren door gebruik te maken van de VOEL, KIJK en KANTEL-methode. Er zijn geen speciale hulpmiddelen voor nodig. Kom hier meer te weten.



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