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30 Dec 2021

2003 Turkish coin, a country that still writes history

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Turkey is, in my opinion, a magnificent country that still evokes and writes history both ongoing and from it's past.

Separated by bridges, old Town from New modern Ankara, the political capital of Turkey, as well as Istambul, its cultural capital are showing to all the balance of beauty and history.

I hereby present my 50 Bin-Lira coin as it was issued in 2003.

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The Turkish Lirá

The Turkish lira was introduced for the first time as the official currency of Turkey in 1844. It replaced the kurus which was in circulation at the time and became a subdivision of the lira

From 1844 to 1881 the lira was based on two systems: it was worth 6.61519 grams of pure gold or 99.8292 grams of pure silver, but from 1881 to 1914 the gold standard was adopted. During the First World War Turkey abandoned the gold standard and the lira went on losing value until 1920.

After various periods of fixation to the pound sterling and the French franc, in 1946 the lira was fixed to the US dollar on an exchange rate of TRL 2.80 = USD 1, a parity maintained until 1960, when the currency was devalued to 9 liras to a dollar. After 1970 the lira continued losing value on a long succession of exchange rates.

As a consequence of Turkey's chronic inflation from the 1970s to the 1990s, the lira suffered a severe devaluation. The ottoman country had high inflation rates compared to other developing countries, but had never suffered hyperinflation yet.

In thelast yearsthe Turkish lira managed to stabilize and even gain some value compared to the dollar or the euro. The Guinness Book of Records classified the Turkish lira as the world's third less valued currency from 1995 to 1996, and again from 1999 to 2004. In 2005, after another devaluation of the Turkish lira, the New Turkish lira was issued, which was in circulation until 1 January 2009, when it was again renamed as "Turkish lira". (Turkish bank info.)


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Comments

Kepi

Level 6

Great history! Crazy looking bird! haha ; ) Happy New Year!

Mike

Level 7

Happy New Year to you and the family. Every country writes history everyday. Thanks

AC coin$

Level 5

Happy Happy New Year . God bless you My friend .

Golfer

Level 5

Turkey. Very interesting.

AC coin$

Level 5

Happy Happy New Year . God bless you My friend .

"SUN"

Level 6

Nice blogs. You have coins from several countries. It would be neat to see how many different countries you can acquire.

AC coin$

Level 5

Happy Happy New Year . God bless you My friend .

Longstrider

Level 6

What is that wild looking bird?

AC coin$

Level 5

This is My friend counselor , secretary , historian , My blood . 😇😇😇 .

Longstrider

Level 6

Nice blog Angel. Turkey definitely has a long history. Thanks for your thoughts.

AC coin$

Level 5

Happy Happy New Year . God bless you My friend .

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