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Turkish Gold Bullion Coins

Since 1943 Turkey issued gold bullion coins in addition to the traditional gold coins. The bullion coins that were issued corresponded to the traditional 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500 Kurush of the Ottoman period. The Ottoman Turks first appeared in Turkey in the early 13th century and the Ottoman Empire was established by the 17th century. However, towards the end of the 17th century the Ottoman Empire saw a steady decline due to the defeat of the Turkish navy by the Holy League in 1571 and then the Turkish forces surrounding Vienna in 1683.
On 29th October 1923, Turkey became a republic. All of the bullion coins are dated 1923 plus the year of the republic.

Design and description

The obverse of the 50 Kurush gold coin features the head of Atatürk facing left. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was Turkey’s first president from 1923 until his death in 1938. The reverse of the coin features a wreath with the legend and date in the middle.


DenominationTypeDiameterWeightAlloyGold Content
50 KurushDefinitive17.8 mm3.6083.91700.1063

Key to Table

Denomination = Face Value
Weight = Gross weight in grams.
Gold Content = Gold content in Troy Ounces.

1923/34 (1957) 100 Kurush Gold Coin

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Obverse of 1972 Turkish 50 Kurush Gold Coin

Obverse of 1972 Turkish 50 Kurush Gold Coin

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Reverse of 1972 Turkish 50 Kurush Gold Coin

Reverse of 1972 Turkish 50 Kurush Gold Coin


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