Euro Design 100 €

100 units, 1996, ECB, no serial number 

This design was one of the entries in the 1996 Euro Banknote Design Exhibition by the European Central Bank (ECB). Designed by Inge Madle and printed by Joh. Enschedé, the now-obsolete Dutch banknote printer. The note is uniface (front only), printed on banknote paper, using offset and intaglio printing, which suggests a substantial amount of work done by the printer. In the last 25 years, this is the only example of Euro design that has surfaced and is thus the only Euro design note available in private hands. The collection of Euro banknotes is somewhat monotonous, with essentially the same design available for 20 years, and collectors focusing on minor varieties such as signatures, serial number prefixes and printers’ letters. This unique note design would certainly be a major attraction and a key note of any Euro banknote collection, and would set that collection apart from others. Just a single collector is able to own this particular piece, with no others of this or of any other type/design available in private hands. See more information on the European Central Bank web site (page 58 of the catalog):

Price: 8.500,00 €