Turkey Republic large gold 'Monnaie de Luxe 250 Kurush 1928.

Turkey Republic large gold 'Monnaie de Luxe 250 Kurush 1928.
Country: Turkey King (reign): RepublicDenomination/metal: Gold Kurush, 500Date/mint mark: 1928Type Monnaie de Luxe SeriesRef. no: KM 847; F 85.Obv. Radiant star and crescent above inscription within laurel and barley wreath Rev. Inscription and date within a floral wreath wreath45mm, 17.6g. UC - Uncirculated with original lustre.Carrying on the Royal Ottoman tradition of issuing these large gold coins, the new Turkish Republic issued a 'Monnaie de Luxe' of 250 kurush – very small mintage. It bears the new symbols of the republic a star and crescent but at the same time recalls the elaborate calligraphy of the Sultans but is now dated AD. Made in coin denomination weights they were intended for presentation purposes or jewellery and thus they are usually found mounted. This piece is not and consequently is a rare and desirable piece.

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