Five-liras get purple makeover
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
The brown color of the five-lira banknote will be replaced by purple. DAILY NEWS photoTurkey’s five-Turkish Lira banknotes are set for a violet makeover, the Turkish Central Bank announced April 1.
The brown color of the bills will be replaced by purple, following continuing complaints that the smallest bills were mistaken for the 50-lira bill, which is a slightly lighter shade of brown, when shopping with cash. The more valuable bills are also a bit larger in size.
The new purple bills will be introduced as early as April 8, the Central Bank said. Meanwhile, the size and the design of the bills, introduced after the transition from the New Turkish Lira (YTL) to the Turkish Lira in Jan. 1, 2009, will remain the same.