The coins summarized in this article are either identical to our example or have only slight variations in the design - which is the profile of Mustafa Kemal Atat�rk (Turkey's first president) on the obverse, and the value and date within a wreath on the reverse.
These coins are all made out of base metal. The compositions vary from stainless steel to aluminum, copper-nickel, aluminum-bronze, and copper-nickel-zinc. The majority of these coins have catalog values of $1 or less even in fully uncirculated condition. There are a few better dates in the 1 lira series, which are listed below. If your 1 lira is a better date, but not in the condition specified on the list, it is worth $1 or less. The values are in U.S. dollars.
ALMOST ALL COINS (except the 1 LIRA coins below):
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculated: $1 or less
BETTER DATES FOR 1 LIRA COINS:
1957 - fully uncirculated: $3
1959 - fully unc.: $10
1960 - fully unc.: $10
1961 - fully unc.: $20
1962 - fully unc.: $8
1963 - fully unc.: $8
1964 - fully unc.: $5
1965 - fully unc.: $3
1966 - fully unc.: $3
1967 has two varieties. One weighs 8 grams and the other weighs 7 grams.
1967 8 grams - well preserved: $15
1967 8 grams - fully unc.: $25
1967 7 grams - fully unc.: $3
Please note that the values listed above are catalog values, which often differ from actual buy and sell values. For more information on catalog values, check out our Terminology page.