The euro - bills and countries

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On the 1. January 1999, the euro was introduced as book money. Three years later, at the 1. January 2002, it was introduced as cash in the eurozone countries. From this moment he replaced the national means of payment.

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

On the Internet there are many instructions for origami and money gifts with banknotes, preferably dollar bills. The dollar bills have a big advantage over the euro bills: no matter what value they have, they have - except for minimal deviations - always the same dimensions (about 156 × 67 mm) and thus always the same aspect ratio (1: 2,32) , Therefore, instructions with an 1 $ certificate can also be easily refolded with an 100 $ certificate.

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

ValueLengthWidthrelationship
5 €120mm62mm1:1,93
10 €127mm67mm1:1,89
20 €133mm72mm1:1,84
50 €140mm77mm1:1,81
100 €147mm82mm1:1,79
200 €153mm82mm1:1,86
500 €160mm82mm1:1,95

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 BanknotesOrigami on Youtube.

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