Why is the 500 euro note so boring/bland?

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Legoman1, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Legoman1

    Legoman1 Active Member


    Considering that this might be the highest denomination in the world, I am surprised it looks like play money. No flags of European Union countries, no portraits of European Union countries' historical figures, no interesting design features. And even from what I read about the bridge on the back, it is not representative of any actual bridge in Europe. What are your opinions, fellow Cointalk members?
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Because all Euro notes are boring/bland?
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  4. Dave L

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  5. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    They designed it to match the coins.
  6. BoonTheGoon

    BoonTheGoon Grade A mad lad

    Because Europe wants to get rid of its fun designs for boring modern ones. As a world currency collector euros make me sad. :(
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Boring people create boring things.
  8. BoonTheGoon

    BoonTheGoon Grade A mad lad

    They also create article 13
  9. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Innocent bystander

    I had an opportunity, a little over a year ago, to get an Austrian 500 Euro note with a Draghi signature. My friend in Europe said they were going to be withdrawn from circulation soon, and he furnished this uncirculated example for face plus postage. The design is vanilla but the note is substantial. It’s larger than our current notes and smaller than our older notes.

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  10. George McClellan

    George McClellan Active Member

    Theory: Bauhaus, evocative of Weimar 1919-1933
    The "500" is what makes it "pretty".
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