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  • 5000 Lira 1995-2001, KM# 1029, Turkey
  • 5000 Lira 1995-2001, KM# 1029, Turkey

In 1981, with inflation gaining pace, aluminium 1, 5 and 10 Turkish lira coins were introduced. Higher denominations followed: 20, 50 and 100 Turkish lira in 1984, 25 Turkish lira in 1985, 500 Turkish lira in 1988, 1000 Turkish lira in 1990, 2500 Turkish lira in 1991, 5000 Turkish lira in 1992, 10,000 Turkish lira in 1994, 25,000 Turkish lira in 1995, 50,000 Turkish lira in 1997, and 100,000 Turkish lira in 1999. This culminated in 250,000 Turkish lira coins in 2002.


Head of Atatürk left surrounded by the country name "Republic of Turkey".

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881–1938) was a Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and founder of the Republic of Turkey, serving as its first President from 1923 until his death in 1938. His surname, Atatürk (meaning "Father of the Turks"), was granted to him in 1934.



Value and date, 3 tulips on the left, star and crescent (right) above. Beaded circle around rim.

Tulips are called lale in Turkish (from Persian: "lale" لاله). When written in Arabic letters, "lale" has the same letters as Allah, which is why the flower became a holy symbol. It was also associated with the House of Osman, resulting in tulips being widely used in decorative motifs on tiles, mosques, fabrics, crockery, etc. in the Ottoman Empire. The era during which the Ottoman Empire was wealthiest is often called the Tulip era or Lale Devri in Turkish.

The star and crescent is an iconographic symbol used in various historical contexts but most well known today as a symbol of the former Ottoman Empire and, by popular extension, the Islamic world. The Republic of Turkey has no official national emblem, but the star and crescent (Turkish: ay-yıldız "crescent-star") design from the national flag is in use as de facto emblem, among other things printed on Turkish passports, on Turkish identity cards and diplomatic missions of Turkey.



5000 Lira

KM# 1029 Schön# 558
Material Brass
Weight 6 g
Diameter 19.48 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 1029.1, KM# 1029.2
Turkish State Mint

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