|The monetary unit of the Republic of Lithuania —as of 1 January 2015, the euro, comprised of 100 cents.
From 1 January 2002, euro banknotes in seven denominations (5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 euro) are in circulation. Copyright to the design of the euro banknotes belongs to the European Central Bank (ECB).
Each banknote is different in colour and size. The larger the denomination — the larger the banknote. The obverse of the banknotes (common side) depicts windows and gates, which symbolise openness, cooperation not only within Europe, but around the world. They also depict a map of Europe and the flag of the European Union. Several features help the blind and visually impaired differentiate banknotes of different denominations.
In 2013, the first banknotes of the second series, called “Europa”, appeared in circulation. It began with the 5 euro banknote in a new design and will continue with new banknotes of the other denominations. On 23 September 2014, the new 10 euro banknote appeared in circulation. Both the new and old banknotes are legal tender. The European Central Bank announced a promotional clip in 23 languages, dedicated to the new 10 euro banknote.