This book attempts to present all the banknotes and instruments of circulation issued by the Imperial Ottoman Bank from 1863 to 1914, within the framework of its privilege. The main reason behind this effort is to complete the patchy, or sometimes altogether missing, information available to this day. Indeed, even though some of the general features and figures of the bank's issue were already known, this information still remained extremely superficial. To give but one concrete example of the limits and superficiality of this knowledge, it should suffice to say that there was no clear information as to the exact dates and numbers of each issue. Figures and dates relating to the withdrawal, cancellation and incineration of these banknotes were even harder to come by. In short, it was clear that the only source likely to bring some clarity to the matter was the bank's own records.