Turkish Lira (TL/TRL) 2009 Series

On January 1, 2009, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey introduced a new series of Turkish Lira banknotes which differ from, and replaced, the 2005 series called New Turkish Liras (Yeni Türk Lirası).

There was no change in the value of the Turkish lira. All values and conversions remained the same. (Here are current Turkish lira exchange rates.)

The new “E9” series of banknotes are called simply Turkish Lira (Türk Lirası) instead of New Turkish Lira(Yeni Türk Lirası) as on the older 2005-series notes.

Here’s how the 2009-series Turkish Lira notes look:

(Of course the real notes will not have Örnektir Geçmez[“Specimen”] printed across them.)

The old 2005 New Turkish Lira notes were withdrawn during 2009 as the new “E9” series of TL bank notes were introduced.

Beginning on January 1, 2010, old YTL notes were no longer accepted for payment, but until December 31, 2019, they may be exchanged for 2009-series notes at any branch of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (T.C. Merkez Bankası), or the more common T.C. Ziraat Bankası.

As of January 1, 2020, the YTL notes will be worthlessexcept as collector’s items.

Note that there are also even older pre-2005 Turkish Lira notes. These have been withdrawn from circulation and are no longer valid for payment. Be careful not to accept them! Here’s how they lookMore…

There are also counterfeit Turkish lira notes that you must learn to avoid. More…


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