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New look for €5 note

THE €5 note is to be given a facelift, the European Central Bank has said.

A new design for the note will be revealed to the public in January before a new batch of notes enter into circulation next May. The ECB confirmed that it will introduce new security features for the note -- a colour-changing number signifying the notes value, a new hologram and a new watermark.

The move is part of a planned introduction of a series of new notes for the euro currency.