20 Turkish Lira (I.Series)
|Issue Date||1 January 2009|
|Signatures||Durmuş Yılmaz (Governor)
Dr. M. İbrahim Turhan (Vice Governor)
|Size||68 x 142 mm|
|Obverse||A portrait of Atatürk|
|Reverse||A portrait of Architect Kemaleddin|
|Dr. M. İbrahim Turhan
The foil is made up of various motifs that are in harmony with the note design. When looking at a banknote from various angles, these motifs display colourful and shiny reflections. "TL" letters in the rectangle change into the denomination numeral.
Embedded in the paper, the thread bears the letters "TL" and the denomination numeral "20". When holding a banknote to the light, the thread can be seen from both sides as a continuous line.
Concealed "20" can be seen when the banknote is tilted horizontally at the eye level.
Reproduces the small version of the Atatürk's portrait located on the obverse side of the banknote and the denomination numeral "20". It can be seen from both sides when held up to the light.
When held up to the light, front and back elements of the motif combine the form the denomination numeral.
|Obverse||Reverse||When held against light|
Located at various positions on the obverse side of the banknotes and can be felt with fingertips.
Gives different colour effects, shifting into a golden yellow. The denomination numeral "20" and the letters "TL" can be seen when the banknote is tilted.
On the obverse side of the banknote, to the upper left corner of the watermark, "dots" using the Braille alphabet, are applied by intaglio printing which are different for each denomination and can be felt with fingertips.
All of the banknotes differ 6 mm in lenght whereas every successive group of 2 banknotes differ 4 mm in width.
Paper tinted with a lighter tone of the the dominant colour of the denomination is used.
The letters "TCMB" on the bottom and top edges of the rectangle on the holographic stripe and "20 TL" within the crescent-star on the obverse side of the banknotes are printed in microletters.
a) Banknote paper does not fluoresce under UV light.
b) Fine fibres embedded in the banknote paper are not normally visible. These fibres glow in blue and red colours under UV light.
c) The security thread will glow in red.
d) The denomination numeral "20" and "TL" letters on the Atatürk portrait will appear and glow in red.
e) The serial and sequence numbers printed in "red" will glow in "bright and shiny red" and those printed in "black" in a "yellowish green".