The new €20 notes will enter into circulation on 25 November this year. By the date of the launch, the Eurosystem will have printed more than 4.3 billion such banknotes.
President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi said: “The new note includes a feature which you won’t have seen before. It is called the “portrait window” and is a real innovation in banknote technology. It is the outcome of the Eurosystem’s work to ensure that the euro notes continue to be resilient against counterfeiting. This will reinforce the trust that the 338 million citizens across the euro area place in their banknotes”.