End of issuance of €500 banknote

The €500 banknote continues to be legal tender and remains in circulation after the end of its issuance on 26 January 2019. The €500 banknote can therefore continue to be used as a means of payment and store of value. Commercial parties (such as banks, cash-in-transit companies, bureaux de change, etc.) are allowed to recirculate €500 banknotes.

The €500 banknote can be exchanged at the national central banks of the Eurosystem for an unlimited period of time.

ECB press release: ECB ends production and issuance of €500 banknote‎