The concept of a Euro souvenir coin was founded in 1996 by Mr. Richard Faille from France in cooperation with the “Monnaie de Paris”. His idea was to create a personalized coin that museums, sights, monuments and theme parks can offer to their visitors and collectors. Over 60 million coins have been successfully sold in the past 18 years!
Building upon that success, and in agreement and cooperation with a renowned printing house, Mr. Faille went on to develop a personalized and high-quality “Euro Souvenir” note. The note, now known as the “Commemorative 0 Euro Banknote”, is printed from long-standing partner company of the ECB and has the following security features: Watermark, copper stripes, simultaneous touch, hologram, transparent register, security background, invisible fluorescent ink and an individual serial number that is unique to each note.
Since the beginning of 2015, the Commemorative 0 Euro Banknotes have been sold very successfully in France, and in 2016 they became available in Germany and Austria, becoming the most frequently sold souvenir after the sale of postcards. The personalized Commemorative 0 Euro Banknotes became available in Germany and Austria in 2016. Our partner, Euro Note Souvenir Limited, is a small, family-owned business in Headford, Co. Galway. It was founded by Peter Schneider and his wife Sara in March 2018, with the mission to bring the popular Commemorative 0 Euro Banknote to Ireland.
Yes, it is a fascinating concept! If you would like to learn more about the details of the Commemorative 0 Euro Banknote, you may wish to visit our partner’s website: www.euronotesouvenir.ie.