1974, Turkey (Republic). Gold 100 Kurush (Pound) Coin. 7.23gm!
Reference: KM-855. Mint Place: Constantinople Mint Year: 1974 (Year 1923 + 51) Condition: A nice lustre AU-UNC! Denomination: 25 Kurush "Monnaie de Luxe" Material: Gold (.917) Diameter: 22mm Weight: 7.23gm
Obverse: Head of Kemal Ataturk left. Legend: HAKIMIYET MILLETINDIR / ANKARA
Reverse: Inscription (TÜRKIYE CUMHURIYETI) above accession date (1923) and regnal year (52). All within wreath.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (, 19 May 1881 by a posteriori –10 November 1938) was an Ottoman and Turkish army officer, revolutionary statesman, writer, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey.
Atatürk was a military officer during World War I. mFollowing the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, he led the Turkish national movement in the Turkish War of Independence. Having established a provisional government in Ankara, he defeated the forces sent by the Allies. His military campaigns gained Turkey independence. Atatürk then embarked upon a program of political, economic, and cultural reforms, seeking to transform the former Ottoman Empire into a modern, westernized and secular nation-state. The principles of Atatürk’s reforms, upon which modern Turkey was established, are referred to as Kemalism.