Turkey’s gold coins date back to the Ottoman Empire, which included much of the Arabian peninsula before its collapse and after World War I.
The historic Turkish gold coins are known for their beautiful calligraphy.
The first Turkish gold coin, Altyn, was cut by Mehmed II the Conqueror in 1478 and can be found in various types.
Thus, depending on the type and type of cutting the coin takes different names:
The Egyptian, the one from Istanbul, the Tunisian, the one from Smyrna, etc.—
The Turkish gold Lira of 100 Piastres (also known as Kurush) are struck on 22 carat gold.
It is interesting to note that the year 1923 (the year of the establishment of the Turkish Republic) is stamped on them and the number of years since then.
The addition of the two numbers gives the year the coin was cut.
On their one side, they have the head of Kemal Ataturk.
Kurush are also known in history as “Tam Cumhuriyet Altini”.
Older currency cut dates are considered to be quite rare.
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