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1990-2005 series

The notes were given security features. The latest versions of the 100,000 TL, 250,000 TL, 500,000 TL and 1,000,000 TL notes lost their color-changing ink due to inflation.
Banknotes of 1990-2005 series Value Dimensions Main Colour 100 158 × Brown 000 76 mm Green Turkish lira

Image Obverse Reverse

250 000 Turkish lira 500 000 Turkish lira 1 000 000 Turkish lira

158 × 76 mm


Description Obverse Reverse Mustafa Mustafa Kemal Kemal Atatürk Atatürk meeting with elementary school students. Mustafa Red Tower, Kemal Alanya Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Battle of Gallipoli Memorial, Çanakkale Atatürk Dam (as a part of Southeastern Anatolia Project) Anıtkabir, Ankara

160 × 76 mm

Purple, Violet

160 × 76 mm

Claret Red, Blue

5 000 162 × 000 76 mm Turkish lira 10 000 000 Turkish lira 20 000 000 Turkish lira
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimetre.

162 × 76 mm

Pastel yellow and greenish brown Red

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Piri Reis Map

162 × 76 mm


Ruins of Ephesus

and 100 new Turkish lira. All notes show portraits of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk from different points of his life and images of various historical and otherwise important buildings and places in Turkey. Whilst the lower four denominations replaced older notes and used very similar designs. 162 × 76 mm 162 × 76 mm 152 × 81 mm 158 × 81 mm Pastel yellow and greenish brown Red Description Obvers Reverse e Mustafa Atatürk Kemal Dam (as a Atatürk part of Southeaster n Anatolia Project) Mustafa Anıtkabir. 10. referred to by the Central Bank as the "E-8 Emission Group". Blue 5 new Turkis h lira 162 × 76 mm 10 new Turkis h lira 20 new Turkis h lira 50 new Turkis h lira 100 new Turkis h lira These images are to scale at 0. rather than geographical sites and architectural features of Turkey. with the E-8 group ceasing to be valid after 31 December 2009 (although still redeemable at branches of the Central Bank until 31 December 2019). .The Eighth Issue (E8) Banknotes In the transitional period between 1 January 2005 and 31 December 2008. 5. Banknotes of Emission 8 Value Dimension s 1 new Turkis h lira 160 × 76 mm Image Obverse Reverse Main Colour Reddish -purple. the 50 and 100 new Turkish lira notes did not have equivalents in the old currency. the second Turkish lira was officially called "new Turkish lira" in Turkey. the "E-9 Emission Group" entered circulation on 1 January 2009. 20.[4] The main specificity of this new series is that each denomination depicts a famous Turkish personality. and include a new 200 Turkish lira denomination.7 pixels per millimetre.[3] The new banknotes have different sizes to prevent forgery. Kemal Ankara Atatürk Green Orange Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Piri Reis Map Ruins of Ephesus Cappadocia Blue Ishak Pasha Palace The Ninth Issue (E9) Banknotes A new series of banknotes. Banknotes. were introduced in 2005 in denominations of 1. The E-9 banknotes refer to the currency as "Turkish lira" rather than "new Turkish lira". 50.

Cahit Arf.Image Obverse Reverse Banknotes of Emission 9 [3] Valu Dimension Main e s Colour (mm) 5 130 × 64 Brown 10 136 × 64 Red 20 142 × 68 Green 50 148 × 68 Orang e 100 154 × 72 Blue 200 160 × 72 Violet Description Obvers Reverse e Mustafa Aydın Kemal Sayılı. ancient cave and a lefthanded ZDNA helix. sevilelim" (Let us love. notes. let us be loved) Date of issue 1 Januar y 2009 These images are to scale at 0. atom. aqueduct. Atatürk diagrams of solar system. pigeon and the line "Sevelim. Arf invariant. binary Architect Kemaleddin . Yunus's mausoleum. instruments and Mevlevi figure Yunus Emre. abacus. rose. circular motif and cube-globecylinder symbolizing architecture Fatma Aliye Topuz. flower and literary figures Buhurizade Itri. Gazi University main building. .7 pixels per millimetre. arithmetic series.

5. The denominations of the Turkish lira notes are 1. At first. Famous figures in history fought their battles in this country such as Alexander the Great. which means that the 2005 series will no longer be accepted as payment starting January 2010 but can be exchanged with the new lira until December 31. The current value of 1 Turkish lira is equal to 0. Another reformation happened in 2009. Paper money was later on introduced and kurus was used instead of lira. and 1000 lira. In January 2005. In fact. A new series was introduced. Achilles. new Turkish lira was issued by Turkey’s national bank to address the problem of inflation. . The denominations of the old Ottoman lira start from 5 to 1000. Other monetary units used by the Ottoman Empire were akce (currently known as kurus) and para. it suffered devaluation because of the chronic inflation and recession which started in the 1970s. It was only in the mid 1870s when lira replaced kurus. 50. These battles were an important part of the history because they helped shape the world as you know it today. You will see ruined castles and palaces of these empires that you have read about in history. and the powerful Ottoman Empire.Turkish Lira One of the most interesting countries in the world is Turkey. 10. which includes silver coins and bank notes. In the early 1920s. This is due to the fact that it was once a battleground of great empires. Turkey is also a great place to unwind and experience Mediterranean comforts. Aside from its colorful and tumultuous history. 100. The history of the Turkish lira is just as colorful as its national history. the Turkish lira was dubbed as one of the least valuable currency in the world in the past several years. the Turkish lira. it is first important to learn more about its currency. lira was used to refer to a gold coin. But before you hop in a plane and visit Turkey. 500. Unfortunately for the Turkish lira.62 US dollars. the Ottoman lira was replaced by the Turkish lira. 2019. The figures featured in the Turkish lira include the national hero Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and President Ismet Inonu. The term ‘lira’ was first used in 1844 by the Ottoman Empire.