Banknote Index


Country Turkey
Authority Bosphorus Steam Navigation Co.
Currency Para
Denomination 40
Issue Start Date 1921
Issue End Date 1921
This Notes Issue Date 1921 (AH 1337)
Type Voucher
Material Paper
Description Front Anchor and Cross & Crescent
Description Back Administration Chirket-I-Hairie seal
Comments Voucher (ticket) for use on Chirket-I-Hairie steamships in Bosporus.

There are three different types of Sirket-i Hayriye issues. There is only one known type of 40 Para.
These paper token currencies were used more generally since there was a lack of small denomination coins.
More information can be found in the book Ali Akyıldız - Para Pul Oldu (in Turkish)
Source Paul Neumann
BNI Banknote Id 76107

Catalog & Valuation Details

SourceCatalog # / ReferenceValueDate of ValueComments
Banknotes of the Ottoman Empire Page 340  2011 Author: Mehmet Gaciroglu 
Turkey, 40 Para, Page 340