European Union - Greece 5 Euro Banknote, 2013, Uncirculated

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The European Union 5 Euro Banknote is part of the Europa issues from 2013-2019.  The obverse and reverse sides feature an arch and a bridge, respectively, as classical examples of European architecture. The EU flag can also be seen on the front side, and its stars shine when under UV light; meanwhile, a map of Europe can be seen on the back. Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde's printed signature is on the face.

The five euro note (€5) is the lowest value euro banknote and has been used since the introduction of the euro (in its cash form) in 2002. The note is used in the 25 countries which have it as their sole currency (with 23 legally adopting it); with a total population of about 343 million currently. In December 2022, there were approximately 2,124,000,000 five euro banknotes in circulation around the eurozone. It is the fifth most widely circulated denomination, accounting for 7.2% of the total banknotes. Estimates suggest that the average life of a five euro banknote is less than a year before it is replaced due to wear.

Measuring 120 x 62 mm, it is the smallest of the euro notes, and has a grey colour scheme.[6] The five euro banknotes depict bridges and arches/doorways in Classical architecture (up to the fifth century). The five euro note contains several complex security features such as watermarks, invisible ink, holograms and microprinting that document its authenticity.

On 8 November 2012, the European Central Bank announced the first series of notes will be replaced by the Europa series, starting with the 5 euro note on 2 May 2013.

Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde born 1 January 1956) is a French politician and lawyer who has served as President of the European Central Bank since 2019. She previously served as the 11th Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2011 to 2019. Lagarde had also served in the Government of France, most prominently as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries in 2007 and Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry from 2007 until 2011. She was the first woman to hold each of those posts.

History from Wikipedia and RM Smythe.