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Two hundred euro (European Union[1])
Value: 200 euro
Width: 153 mm
Height: 82 mm
Security Features: Hologram, EURion, watermarks, raised printing, colour changing ink
Paper Type: 100% pure cotton fibre
Years of Printing: 2002–present
Obverse
Obverse
Design: Window in an Art Nouveau style
Designer: Robert Kalina
Design Date: 3 December 1996
Reverse
Reverse
Design: Bridge in an Art Nouveau style and map of Europe
Designer: Robert Kalina
Design Date: 3 December 1996

The two hundred euro (€200 or 200€) note is second highest value euro banknotes and has been used since the introduction of the euro (in its cash form) in 2002.

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Design

The two hundred euro note measures at 153x82mm and has a yellow colour scheme. All bank notes depict bridges and arches/doorways in a different historical European style; the hundred euro note shows the Art Nouveau era (between the nineteenth and twentieth century CE). Although Robert Kalina's original designs were intended to show real monuments, for political reasons the bridge and art are merely hypothetical examples of the architectural era.

Like all euro notes, it contains the denomination, the EU flag, the signature of the president of the ECB (and the initials of said bank in different EU languages, a depiction of EU territories overseas, the stars from the EU flag and various security features as described below.

Security features

The two hundred euro note is protected by a hologram stripe, reflective glossy stripe, a EURion constellation, watermarks, microprinting, ultraviolet ink, raised printing, a security thread, matted surface, perforations, see through number, colour changing ink, barcodes and a serial number. The printer code is located above the 7 o'clock star.

Changes

There has so far only been one series of euro notes, however a new series similar to the current one is to be issued from 2011. The initial issue of notes bears the signature of the first president of the European Central Bank, Wim Duisenberg, who was replaced on 1 November 2003 by Jean-Claude Trichet, whose signature appears on subsequent issues.

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