Turkey AH1336(3) 25 kurush

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Steve Album sale 30, lot 494
Turkey SA30-494r.jpg

This specimen was lot 494 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $411.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "TURKEY: Mehmet VI, 1918-1924, AV 25 kurush, Kostantiniye, AH1336 year 3, die-break on reverse, rare date, choice AU." Muhammed VI, the last Ottoman sultan, reigned 1918-24 until his deposition by Kemal Ataturk. During his brief tenure, gold 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500 kurush were issued both in regular milled format as shown here and in wide monnaie de luxe format. Most are rare but this one is somewhat scarce.

Recorded mintage: 62,253.

Specifications: 1.80 g, 0.917 fine gold, this specimen 1.79 g.

Catalog reference: KM 819, Fr-188 (formerly Fr-74).

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 30, featuring the George Anderson Collection of Tibetan Coins, the Dr. John W. Lund Collection of Swedish Coins and the Mike Edwards Collection, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.
  • Uslu, Kaan, Beyazit, M. Fatih, and Kara, Tuncay, Ottoman Empire Coins, Istanbul: Mas Matbaacilik A.S., 2007.

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