Currency of Turkey

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photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5783 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,437.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "TURKEY. 100 Lira, ND (L.1930). P-130s. Specimen. Printed by TDLR. The next higher denomination from the previous lot which again shows with strong color and nice appeal of a design seldom seen in high grade. The reverse shows a lovely vignette of the Dardanelles. Some mounting remnants on the reverse right margin are noted. UNCIRCULATED."

photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 5786 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $632.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "TURKEY. 100 Lira, ND (L.1930). P-149a. A higher denomination note which shows nice color and the appeal of a higher grade. VERY FINE."

photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 9343 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $299. The catalog description[2] noted, "TURKEY. 500 Lira, L.1930 (1962). P-178a. A bright issued note which shows with nice color and only a single light vertical fold for circulation. Lightly pressed. About Uncirculated."

photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 9342 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $1,092.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "TURKEY. 1,000 Lira, L.1930 (1953). P-172. This highly difficult note is one likely missing from many collections. This note is also very pleasing in terms of grade with only a single vertical fold noticed. Traces of original embossing are seen and nice margins and centering increases appeal. Scarce this nice. Choice Extremely Fine."

Sources:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 152: The 2010 NYINC Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 155: The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.

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