In 2013 the European Central Bank issued the second series of Euro banknotes. These banknotes will feature improved security features. The 5 Euro banknote was the first banknote of the new “Europa” series introduced in May 2013. As indicated by the ECB, the introduction of new banknotes will be done yearly – the banknotes will be introduced one by one in ascending order. The new 10 Euro banknote will already be introduced on 23th September 2014.