What's this old coin?

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  1. Kujo1597

    Kujo1597 Well-Known Member

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    My mom found this old coin in the back yard today. It's the size of a nickle and we're not sure what it could be. It's old, that's for sure. She doesn't really care about the value, it's just a curiosity sort of thing.


    I took another look at it and on the back is that cresent moon with a star symbol. I can't remember which country uses that. I can also see the word "Kure" on the bottom of the back.


    EDIT: I actually took a final look at it and wrote down what little I could read since my short-term memory isn't so good.
    The the side with the dude it says:
    Turkiye Cumh(m?)uryie
     

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    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    It's from an Islamic country. All I came up with in my short search.
     
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    The "face" side having that image makes me want to think it's possibly Indian in nature due to the hat, but I'm not sure.

    I think you would be better off asking at a forum for people who collect coins. They would be more knowledgeable on the subject in all likelihood.
     
  4. Kujo1597

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    Yeah, that's true. I decided to try here since people from all over the place log on. If nothing comes up tonight I'll sign up on coincollectors.com or something. I figured it was worth a shot.

    I actually took a final look at it and wrote down what little I could read since my short-term memory isn't so good.
    The the side with the dude it says:
    Turkiye Cumh(m?)uryie
     
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    Its a Turkish 10 Kurus coin

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  6. Kujo1597

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    All right, thanks. I'll have to leave a note for my mom tonight. She'll be excited to find out.


    Now the question is, "how did it end up in a yard all the way in Saskatoon, SK?"
     
  7. Asterios

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    Coins from all over the world get moved all over the place, from people going on vacation or collectors or who knows, thats why Archaeologists do not use coins for dating a site since coins travel and travel a lot.
     
  8. TrueNomadSkies

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    Are you sure about that? Like, I'm not trying to put you off or anything, but I've got this buddy of mine who posts on a forum just down the server who knows everything about this shit. You mind if I send him a PM so he can come take a look at this before either one of us get in trouble & do something we regret?



    :lol 
     
  9. Kujo1597

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    Yeah, that's true. I've seen some people from out of town here. They were taking pictures of our trees strangely enough. :inquisiti 

    It's funny how much an old coin can raise curiosity. It must've been buried there for decades. My grandma lived here before us and when my mom was still a kid. This house is over 100 years old.
     
  10. Asterios

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    Actually that coin is not even a decade old, sorry.

    heres info of the person depicted on the front of the coin:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustafa_Kemal_Atatürk
     
  11. Kujo1597

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    D'oh! Oh well, I guess it looking so old is because of all the snow and rain we get.


    Now I'm getting images of some furious guy from Turkey throwing his change in our yard. XD

    EDIT: You sure know your stuff. I'm reading about the president on the coin now.
     
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    Yeah, something about a prehistoric Garage Sale gone horrible wrong with an over the fence argument going even worse. (yes, for the sake of my post, 100 years ago is totally in the realm of "prehistoric")

    Also, I think it's cool that your house's been in the family that long :) 
     
  13. Kujo1597

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    Yeah, it is pretty neat. I've spent so much time here. :)  My grandma used to have a wall of mirror tiles in the living room. It was so ugly. When we moved in that was the first thing to go. :lol 


    During renovations my dad found a milk can in the wall that was probably used as a spacer.
     
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    Hahhaha.
     

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