A Symbol of the Economic Independence of the Republic of Turkey: 1st Emission 1 Lira

Following the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, various steps were taken to consolidate its economic independence and the first national currency, the Turkish Lira, was printed. 1st Emission 1 lira banknotes are important documents that reflect the economic face of the first years of the Republic.

This historical banknote came into circulation in 1927 and remained in use until 1939. The dimensions of this valuable paper money, signed by Mustafa Abdülhalik Renda, are 90x166 mm. While there is an elegant pattern in green tones on the front of the banknote, on the back there are engravings of the Parliament Building, Ankara Castle and the old Prime Ministry Building, which are architectural works of the period.

This banknote, which reflects the artistic influences of the period, was printed in England with the technology of that time and has a feature that shows that the Turkish economy is not dependent on foreign sources. This banknote, recorded as April 25, 1949, is an indispensable piece for collectors and history enthusiasts.

1st emission 1 lira is important not only as an economic but also as a cultural and historical wealth. This banknote, which reveals the economic independence efforts of that period and the first steps of the Republic, is remembered even today.