Saturday, 3 January 2009

New Money

We have new money! When I arrived in Turkey we had Turkish Lira, after massive inflation it was decided that we would remove 6 0's and have New Turkish Lira, that was last year, this year we have gone back to Turkish Lira and no 0's - OK could be confusing - but the new notes are super cool.

Old on the left, new on the right.

They've taken their time to design nice looking notes, Braille dots, holograms that are interesting, little watermarks in useful places -so you wouldn't need to take all your money out of your purse to find a note, they are also smaller for less value and larger for greater value and a 200 TL note too - the backs have notable Turks on them. I am excited to find that they actually fit in my purse now as they are smaller than the old New Turkish Liras..... Good job bank folks.
How sad is this a post about new money!
I just hope that people stop quoting prices in the Old Turkish Lira way, it's quite un-nerving to be told that a simit costs 500,000 when you expect the price to be 50 krus or 1/2 a lira.

1 comment:

Barb's Blurbs said...

Interesting post! Thanks for sharing. Nice that they put the braille dots on the money and interesting that they make the bills larger as the denomination increases.

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