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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Turkey Lira

Turkey 10 Lira, 1985
turkey 10 lira 1985Weight: 2.3gm
Metal: Aluminium
Diameter: 23mm

Turkey 50 Lira, 1986
turkey 50 lira 1986Metal: copper-nickel-zinc
Diameter: 26.8mm

Turkey 2500 Lira, 1992
turkey 2500 lira 1992Metal: nickel-bronze
Diameter: 26.5mm

Turkey 10 bin Lira, 1996
turkey 10 bin lira 1996Weight: 9.75gm
Metal: copper-nickel-zinc
Diameter: 23.5mm
Note: 10 Bin Lira means 10,000 Lira
Featured on the above coins is the head of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first president of Turkey

Turkey 100,000 Lira, 2000
turkey 100000 lira 2000This coin was released to mark the 75th anniversary of the Turkish republic. Shown on the obverse is Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who was an Ottoman and Turkish army officer, revolutionary statesman, writer, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey.

Atatürk was a military officer during World War I. Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, he led the Turkish national movement in the Turkish War of Independence. Having established a provisional government in Ankara, he defeated the forces sent by the Allies. His military campaigns gained Turkey independence. Atatürk then embarked upon a program of political, economic, and cultural reforms, seeking to transform the former Ottoman Empire into a modern, westernized and secular nation-state.

1 comment:

  1. Question: is the 100000 lira coin shown really worth 32000 us?