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Turkey 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, and 500 Lira  1957 to 1997
Turkey 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, and 500 Lira 1957 to 1997

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 Atatürk (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 Important Terminology page.

Coin: 20566 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Dora, Mon, 18-Jan-2016 20:12:28 GMT
Answered by: Todd, Mon, 18-Jan-2016 21:34:58 GMT
Requester description: C and a small star with the wheat enmblem around the edge.The coin isgold in color. It is gold in color. 500 Lira TURKEY CUM HURIYETI
Tags: turkey 1 5 10 20 25 50 100 500 lira lire turkish turks turkiye cumhiriyeti cum huriyeti star wheat color gold starrs stars wheatie weat wheats goldish golden goldenen crescent wreath leaves leaf greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs moon starburst burst

  

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