20 years of the euro
1 January 2022 will mark 20 years since the euro became Spain’s currency and that of the 12 countries then comprising the euro area. Today, the euro is the currency of millions of Europeans.
Now 20 years down the line, the European Central Bank plans to redesign euro banknotes to make them innovative, secure and relatable to Europeans of all backgrounds and ages. The new designs are expected to be ready by 2024.
Join us in celebrating this anniversary by watching this video, in which Banco de España employees recall those early days of the euro.
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