Turkey 1929 100 kurush

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UBS sale 84, lot 2532
This specimen is lot 2532 in UBS sale 84 (Basel, January 2010). The catalog description[1] noted,
"TÜRKEI. Republik, 1923-. 100 Piaster 1929. Gutes vorzüglich" (Republic of Turkey, 100 kurush of 1929, good extremely fine).
The type was struck in Istanbul 1926-29 during the reign of Kemal Ataturk, president of Turkey 1923-38. It is the last of a denomination introduced during the rule of Sultan Abdul Mejid (r. 1839-61) and among the last Turkish coins using arabic letters. Issues after 1935 all use the Roman alphabet.

Recorded mintage: unknown but not common.

Specification: 7.22 g, .917 fine gold, .212 troy oz AGW, this specimen 7.19 grams.

Catalog reference: Schl. 789, Fr-81, KM 842.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.

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