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stevo-london


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02/02/2011 13:15

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This is unbelievable we are not even recognized but people in the states are producing coins / currency for Northern Cyprus!!!



Love to hear your comments 



http://www.joelscoins.com/images/nocyprus20l.jpg



http://www.joelscoins.com/new2.htm#cyprus



No1Doyen


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02/02/2011 13:49

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Are they legal tender here?



mahdel


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02/02/2011 14:07

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He says they are unofficial. I imagine its someone trying to make a bit of cash in the collector's market, though whether it's this merchant or some other manufacturer I don't know. It's quite common in the states to see a lot of dodgy coin collectables offered, even on TV adverts in some cases but mostly in newspapers and the lot.



DutchCrusader



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02/02/2011 14:21

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"2011 NORTHERN CYPRUS COIN FEATURES SELIM THE SOT

Northern Cyprus 20 Lira 2011This unofficial 2011 dated 20 Lira coin from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus features a seated portrait Ottoman Sultan Selim II. Selim was called ďThe SotĒ or ďThe DrunkardĒ. He married a Venetian noblewoman, and turned over most of the government functions to his ministers allowing him to pursue his drinking and orgies. In 1570 he conquered Cyprus in order to assure a steady supply of his favorite wine. The reverse of the coin features the arms of Northern Cyprus. Unlike most coins, the design is incuse (engraved into the coin), rather than raised, giving it an unusual and attractive appearance. The copper-nickel coin is 39mm in diameter and has a Matte Uncirculated finish."



▶ Cyprus wasn't conquered in 1570 nor was Selim II the conqueror. The conquest was in 1570 (Nicosia)/1571 (Famagusta). The conqueror was Lala Kara Mustafa Pasha (1500-1580), ordered to do so by Selim II.



DutchCrusader



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02/02/2011 14:27

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Nice post, Stevo-London! Although (more criticism...) much more than I wrote in msg 4 is debatable in the accompanying text!



stevo-london


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02/02/2011 15:22

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Cheers Hans, I agree dates dont match, just interesting on how they got to know about the TRNC



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