Zero euro ATATÜRK 2019 – Euro Souvenir Banknote

Zero euro ATATÜRK 2019 – Euro Souvenir Banknote

The very first Zero Euro Souvenir Banknote designed for Turkey is available now. It is a limited edition of only 5000 banknotes printed by Oberthur printingworks, in France. the banknote bears some unique details such as the turned ‘8’ seen on the banknote’s yearmark, 1938, year of KEMAL death. It stands for infinity.

Zero euro ATATÜRK 2019 - Euro Souvenir BanknoteM. KEMAL in his office, in the 30’s


Zero euro ATATÜRK 2019 - Euro Souvenir Banknote

 Zero euro Souvenir Banknote Turkey Ankara 

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (May 19 1881 -November 10 1938)


Identification: TUAA-2019-1
Number: 5.000 ex.
Release date: January 2019


Zero euro ATATÜRK 2019 - Euro Souvenir Banknote


This banknote is the idea of a turkish private collector, Mr Ozgur HONAS. He created this banknote in cooperation with the EBM (Euro Banknote Memory, a french corporation that created the zero euro banknote concept) turkish licencee. Mr HONDAS intend to develop a series of banknotes dedicated to other Presidents of turkish Republic. This project is under valuation of President ERDOGAN’s services.

About 95% of printed banknotes will be sold on Turkey soil.


Mr Ozgur HONAS, turkish private collector and promotor of first turkish zero euro banknote (photos Euro Souvenir Banknote/EBM )

Zero euro ATATÜRK 2019 - Euro Souvenir Banknote


Several other famous people have recently been subject of a zero euro banknote. In the past months, a banknote was dedicated to MAO TSE TUNG and another one to KARL MARX.

These banknotes are sold on website (ebay Germany) between €5 and €15 per unit. A small number banknote of Karl Marx was even sold for €31.5.

Zero euro ATATÜRK 2019 - Euro Souvenir Banknote

Sale of Zero euro banknote Karl Marx, with small number premium


This gives an idea of price for new ATATURK zero euro banknote.

The turkish EBM licencee told the actual market price of the banknote was about 60 turkish lira, that is to say about €10.

But price may rise to higher level, considering distribution scheme, the fact it is a limited edition (Mintage of 5 000 banknotes is the smallest one for a zero euro banknote) and interest of a large audience for ATATURK’s commemorative item. Moreover, the EBM licencee declared the banknote was sold out today, at its level.

Some numismatic dealers did anticipate this price evolution, selling already the banknote about €20.


Zero euro ATATÜRK 2019 - Euro Souvenir Banknote

Zero euro ATATÜRK 2019 - Euro Souvenir Banknote - zero euro banknote

ATATURK in 1922, wearing turkish army general uniform



Sources: Euro Souvenir Banknote/EBM – NUMISMAG©


  1. Özgen Kuri

    27th Jan 2019 - 18 h 03 min

    is the zero euro Atatürk available- Please inform me, and where can i buy it.

    Best Regards

    Özgen Kuri

    • Pierre

      27th Jan 2019 - 18 h 18 min

      Dear Ozgen,

      Thank you for your question. At time, We only know that the banknote is sold out at turkish EBM licencee level.

      I found on internet offers of numismatic dealers, but the banknote is already for sale at about €19.
      For exemple:

      Look carefully on the net you might find cheaper offers!

      Good hunt and good luck!

      Numismag Team

  2. Alper Demircan

    27th Jan 2019 - 20 h 59 min

    Sublime ATATÜRK…. :))

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