In the sixteenth century,amount of impurities. Coins of Turkey as a result have lost some of their value. As a result, a new currency unit, a pair. By order of Suleiman II, kurushas were introduced into circulation. These were the gold coins of Turkey, which also did not escape depreciation. Over time, they added more and more impurities.
A few less radical monetary reformsoccurred in the following, twentieth, century. For some time the lyre was equal to a hundred kurushas, and those, in turn, were forty pairs. The latter disappeared in 1923. At the end of the last century, the lyre suffered a severe devaluation, in fact depreciation. In circulation, even Turkish coins with five zeros appeared. The smallest monetary unit of that time was 4000 liras. Some coins of Turkey, issued in the late 1990s and early 2000s, are of serious interest to the numismatist. In particular, the form of some of them is non-standard - oval or square.
Issued and commemorative coins of Turkey. Their price is much higher than the nominal. In 2002, a consignment of coins "Flowers of Turkey" was released. Each of these specimens contains an image of some kind of endangered birds, its name. Naturally, the cost of such coins is also much higher than the nominal value. Of particular value is one square specimen, of which we have already spoken. This is a coin worth 7.5 million liras, which was issued in the early 1990s. It was minted from silver of 925 tests. The Turkish mint periodically produces collectible specimens. On many of them there are images of different animals - cats, dogs, tigers, eagles, turtles, monkeys and so on. Such Turkish coins have an attractive appearance.