Eastern and Central Europe (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

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The euro has eight coin denominations:
1 euro and 2 euros; 50 cents, 20 cents,
10 cents, 5 cents, 2 cents and 1 cent. The
2- and 1-euro coins are both silver and gold
in colour. The 50-, 20- and 10-cent coins are
gold. The 5-, 2- and 1-cent coins are bronze.


The euro (the common
European Union currency)
has so far been adopted by
four of the countries in this
guide: Austria, Slovenia,
Slovakia and, despite not
yet being an EU member,

Montenegro. Several other
countries in the region are
planning to adopt the euro
in the future, although this
may take several years.
In countries outside the euro
zone, the euro is some times
accepted by hotels, restaurants
and shops in big resorts, but

it is always better to carry
local currency in case it is not.
The price of accommodation
and transport is frequently
quoted in euros in order to
make it easier for visitors to
calculate their expenditure,
but actual payment is usually
made in the local currency.

Bank Notes
Euro banknotes have seven
denominations. The 5-euro note
(grey in colour) is the smallest,
fol lowed by the 10-euro note (pink),
20-euro note (blue), 50-euro note
(orange), 100-euro note (green),
200-euro note (yellow) and 500-euro
note (purple). All notes feature the
stars of the European Union.

200 euros

100 euros

500 euros

20 euros

10 euros

5 euros

5 cents 2 cents 1 cent

2 euros 1 euro 50 cents 20 cents 10 cents

50 euros
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