It’s origins stem from France in 2015 after Richard Faille decided to create euros that promote tourism. It ran over Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Nederlands and Portugal. The banknotes are printed showing one side Europe’s most symbolic monuments and on the other side each monument by itself.
This banknotes are printed at a private fiduciary facility, Oberthur Fiduciaire in France, and they share many of the same characteristics of a real Euro except that they are marked as “0”, hence the name, and are tested to ensure they cannot enter circulation as legitimate financial currency. All of the security characteristics are real on the banknotes such as: watermarks, copper bands, relief printing, hologram, fluorescent ink only seen under ultraviolet light and a unique serial number on each banknote.
Banknote’s secret: it doesn’t look like a real one, it’s real
The main objective is for the collection to offer a representation of Spain’s cultural heritage and touristic architectural ensemble.
The Euro Souvenir 2018 collection has already symbolic places from Spain like Acueducto de Segovia, Catedral de Burgos, Puerta de Alcalá, Zoo Aquarium of Madrid, Casa Battló and now another monument designed by genius architect: Palacio de Gaudí de Astorga.
Each place is running limited editions of 10.000 banknotes per €2 each one and exclusively available on the place. This item it’s already very popular among visitors, tourists and collectors, and allows to promote diferent cultural heritages to help its development and preservation due to income.
You can acquire this item at the Palace’s Store at €2 or in the website billetes0euros.com at €2,5 (plus delivery costs).