Turkey 1984 50000 lira

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Sincona sale 54, lot 1245
This specimen was lot 1245 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 425 CHF (about US$506 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Republik, seit 1923. 50000 Lira 1984, Ankara. UNO. Dekade der Frau. Selten. Nur 973 Exemplare geprägt. Polierte Platte. FDC. (republic of Turkey, since 1923, 50,000 lira of 1984, Ankara mint, UN Decade for Women. Rare. Only 973 pieces struck, Choice Proof.)"
This is the only gold issue of this denomination.

Recorded mintage: 800.

Specification: 7.13 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 7.16 g.

Catalog reference: KM 973. Fr-125.

Source:

  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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