When it comes to the Euro Banknotes, now there is a lot of information you need to know. First of all, before telling you what the architectural images on them are, we from Credit Boost must tell you that the notes are divided into two sets. According to the European Central Bank, there are some changes to mind when it comes to them.
It happens that there is a new set of Euro Banknotes series which contrasts with the older ones. The newest one is entitled “the Europa series”. The information is that this “series is based on the ‘ages and styles’ theme of the first series. However, the new banknotes have been modified in order to give them a fresh look and to accommodate a range of new and enhanced security features, which will also make it easy to differentiate between the two series.”
Now let us take a look at the old and new Euro Banknotes
According to the information we gave you above, it is clear that the themes in Euro Banknotes are not changing. However, some of the notes are not going to be distributed anymore, for instance, the €500 note. That being so, the traditional series has seven different denominations. The Europa series has only six of them.
You must also have in mind that with respect to the architectural images on the notes, they do not denote a specific monument. They represent “ages and themes”. This means architectural styles were the main inspiration to design them.
People even voted for their favorite designs in a survey of public acceptance. Did you know that?
Let us take a look at them, including the €500 note.
Ages and Themes
€5: Classical Style – it derived partly from the architecture of Greece and Rome, of their classical antiquities. It was also improved by European classicizing architectural practices.
€10: Romanesque Style – Medieval Europe’s architectural style was characterized mostly by semi-circular arches. In England, this style is also known as Norman architecture.
€20: Gothic Style – this type of architecture was referred to in its days as “the French Style”. The term Gothic first appeared in the last years of the Renaissance.
€50: Renaissance Style – it developed in many areas of the continent. Its main characteristic was an informed recovery and expansion of aspects of ancient culture. It was firstly developed in Florence and fastly arrived in other parts of Italy.
€100: Baroque and Rococo Style – Baroque architecture is marked by new studies of format, and dark and clear. Besides, it counts on passion. Rococo developed when Baroque artists also worked with opulence, flower themes, and playfulness.
€200: Iron and Glass Architecture – it is pretty much what it indicates, since here we are talking about material and not shape, precisely.
€500: Modern 2oth Century Architecture – it encompasses different styles, in which attention is put on function, rationality, and ongoing construction procedures. However, this banknote will not be distributed anymore, as we previously mentioned.
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