The new Europa series €5 notes are circulating as of 2 May 2013. All professional cash handlers in the euro area, from bank cashiers to waiters to newsagents, as well as their customers might need some help when they see the new €5 for the first time. The Eurosystem has therefore sent leaflets to over 3 million shops and banks in the euro area.
The leaflet contains all the essential information, such as the FEEL-LOOK-TILT checking method and descriptions of the security features. More detailed information on euro cash can be found on this website, but if you have a query, please contact any of the Eurosystem press offices.