KEY FACTS ABOUT THE €5 BANKNOTE
- (3) ECB, Directorate Banknotes. On average, each person in the euro area makes between 300 and 400 cash transactions per year.
- (4) 12 cm x 2,915,300,000 €5 banknotes produced in 2012 + 349,836 km. Distance from the earth to the moon: 384,400 km (source: Encyclopedia Britannica) http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/euro/production/html/index.en.html
- (5) 12 cm x 1,539,000,000 €5 banknotes in circulation in September 2012 = 184,680 km.
Considering the equatorial radius of the earth is 6,378 km (source: Encyclopedia Britannica), and the circumference of the earth is thus approximately 40,075 km, the €5 banknotes in circulation could circle the globe 4.6 times. http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/euro/circulation/html/index.en.html