In circulation now – the new €50 note

The new €50 banknote entered circulation across Ireland and the euro area on 4 April 2017. 

Here’s your guide to everything you need to know about the new design – the fourth in the Europa series. 

Read our press release which tells you about the enhanced security features that include a watermark of the Greek goddess Europa, raised lines along the sides of the note, a shiny emerald colour number and a portrait hologram.

euroseries2@centralbank to request English - and Irish-language information leaflets on the note. Braille and audio versions are also available.

You can also visit for more details on the background to the new note. Also see our euro banknotes section.