The so-called 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus'.

Started by BC Numismatics, August 05, 2009, 04:38:06 AM

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BC Numismatics

You can see it depicted here; http://www.worldwide-numismatics.com/page%2034.htm .

Does anyone have any information about it,& is it listed in Krause's 'Unusual World Coins'?

Aidan.

RVCOINS

10 years ago a turkish coinseller offered me a golden 50 pound 1978 coin also from the republic of north Cyprus. The obverse of that coin had the same die as this one with the head of ataturk and the same text.

The size and gold contents were exactly the same as the cyprus gold 50 pound Makarios coin.

At that time i did not trusted the guy and didn't bought the "coin". The price was 500 US dollars.

I was not been able to make a copy of the picture.

regards

RVCOINS

 

BC Numismatics

Quote from: numismatica on August 05, 2009, 07:15:24 AM
Aidan,
the very first line says that it's a NCLT.And none of us are interested in this non sense,you know :P

Aditya,
  I found this medal-coin depicted when I stumbled upon that website.

Roland,
  I have seen an example of the Cypriot 1977 Archbishop Makarios III Memorial commemorative 50 Pounds medal-coin,which exists in Proof only.

Aidan.

chrisild

Maybe I should have some medals made in the name of, say, the British bases on Cyprus. Apparently some collectors would instantly call them "coins". ::)

Christian

Galapagos

I'll bet the OP has "issues" from "Sealand", as well.

I must have told you about the time I swallowed a threepenny coin back when I was six. Well, unless it's still in me, that means my sphincter must have issued a coin at some time. So does that make it a country? Maybe I should have it tattooed with its own coat of arms, and get it to rasp its national anthem.

chrisild

Ah, but that would be something like those American Obama Dollars. Third party colorized, y'know. ;)

Must admit that, if I had to choose between pseudo-coins (NCLT), that are actually issued by governments of actual countries, and those trinkets that some seller calls coins (wishful thinking? marketing?), I know what I would pick. Then again, everybody is free to collect what he or she likes to collect.

Christian

Figleaf

Owwww. That appeals to me, SOS. First I thought your country should be called Analand, but to make it really yours, Sosanaland would be better. Now that sounds serious. Sosanaland. We urgently need coins denominated in anapense, with their distinctive aroma. Better start swallowing coins!

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Galapagos

Sosanaland - a wonderful name, Figleaf. Now I just need some old fart to become the first citizen of Sosanaland...  How old did you say you were, again?  ;)

Figleaf

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

chrisild

Fine. And in Northern Cyprus (TRNC) the Turkish coins and notes are legal tender, nothing else. Wishful thinking does not turn medals into coins. ;)

Christian

BC Numismatics

Quote from: chrisild on August 07, 2009, 01:16:52 PM
Fine. And in Northern Cyprus (TRNC) the Turkish coins and notes are legal tender, nothing else. Wishful thinking does not turn medals into coins. ;)

Christian

Christian,
  The only legal tender currency for northern Cyprus is the Euro.The Turkish Lira is actually the illegal currency of northern Cyprus.

The only numismatic items that are issued in the Akrotiri & Dhekelia Sovereign Base Areas are the British Postal Orders issued at 3 British Field Post Offices.The B.F.P.O.-issued British Postal Orders are extremely rare in the numismatic trade,as civilians are not supposed to be made aware of where B.F.P.O.s are located.The supply of B.F.P.O. postal orders by serving military personnel into the numismatic trade is officially forbidden.

Aidan.

chrisild

Quote from: BC Numismatics on October 01, 2009, 10:44:05 AM
The only legal tender currency for northern Cyprus is the Euro.The Turkish Lira is actually the illegal currency of northern Cyprus.

Whether you or I consider it to be legal or illegal or not is not exactly relevant when it comes to the currency of Northern Cyprus. The Republic of Cyprus uses the euro, the North uses the Turkish lira. (But businesses there seem to accept euro cash too.)

Christian