TURKEY, 10 kurush, 1327 AH year 5 (1913 AD)


TURKEY, Mehmet V, 1909-18, 10 kurush, 1327 AH year 5 (1913 AD), Obverse: toughra, RESHAD to right, year below, Reverse: ZARB FI KUSTANTINIYE, Edge: reeded, silver, 27mm, 0.321 ozT, KM751, cleaned XF

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In the mid-19th century modern European machinery was imported and “standard” coinage began to be made.

The earliest coins in the world were struck in Asia Minor, in modern Turkish territory. The Turks themselves arrived as nomads staring in the 9th centuriy AD. The Ottomans emerged as a dominant power in the 14th century. The Turkish Empire dissolved after World War I and a republic was established.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kid will ask “How?”