Euro (€) sign

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Euro (€) TekenThe euro sign is the symbol that stands for the currency euro. The Euro is (since 2002) the legal tender in the 19 member countries of the Eurozone (European Economic and Monetary Union).

The symbols design is based on the letter epsilon from the greek alphabet and has similarities with the first letter of the word europa. The 2 horizontal parallel lines represent the stability of the Euro.

The design of the symbol was part of a contest with 30 other designs which have been assessed by the European commission. The chosen design was created by Belgian Alain Billiet and was presented in 1996.

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