The euro - bills and countries

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On January 1, 1999, the euro was introduced as book money. Three years later, on January 1, 2002, it was introduced as cash in the countries of the euro zone. From this moment on it replaced the national currency.

The first participating countries of the European Economic and Monetary Union were Belgium, Germany, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, San Marino, Spain and Vatican City.
2001 then joined Greece, 2007 Slovenia, 2008 Malta and Cyprus, 2009 Slovakia, 2011 Estonia, 2014: Latvia and Andorra and finally 2015 still Lithuania.
In addition, the euro is still an official means of payment in Kosovo, Montenegro and Zimbabwe.

The currency unit Euro is divided into cents. 100 cents make one euro. The euro is abbreviated €, the ISO 4217 code for the currency is EUR.

The euro coins

In Euro, there are a total of 8 coins:

  • 1 Cent
  • 2 Cent
  • 5 Cent
  • 10 Cent
  • 20 Cent
  • 50 Cent

The euro bills

In Euro, there are 7 different values ​​in bills:

  • 5 Euros
  • 10 Euros
  • 20 Euros
  • 50 Euros
  • 100 Euros
  • 200 Euros
  • 500 Euros

Origami with euro bills

There are many guides on the Internet for origami and monetary gifts made with banknotes, preferably dollar bills. The dollar bills have a big advantage over the euro bills: regardless of their value, they always have the same dimensions (approx. 156 × 67 mm) and therefore always the same aspect ratio (1: 2,32, with the exception of minimal deviations). 1). This means that instructions with a $ 100 bill can easily be refolded using a $ XNUMX bill.

By contrast, the euro bills look different. Each bill is different in size, both in length and width:

ValueLengthWidthrelationship
5€120 mm62 mm1:1,93
10€127 mm67 mm1:1,89
20€133 mm72 mm1:1,84
50€140 mm77 mm1:1,81
100€147 mm82 mm1:1,79
200€153 mm82 mm1:1,86
500€160 mm82 mm1:1,95

This leads to some difficulties with some instructions. It is best to always fold only with the notes with which the instructions are made.
Good points of contact are the origami instructions with photos of Eurogami.eu or the video tutorials from GeldscheinOrigami on Youtube.

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