What is the Mintage of 1973 500 gold lira turkey?
30,000 were minted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey.
Turkey was using "Turkish Lira" until 2005. In 2005, 1 million Turkish Lira was like 1 United States Dollar. In 2005, Jan 1st, Turkey changed currency to "New Turkish Lira" which was 1 New Turkish Lira was like 1 USD. Nowadays, Turkey still using "New Turkish Lira" and below you can see "1 New Turkish Lira" http://www.selimiye-ger.de/1991-20031lira.jpg 395 x 400 - 64k
Yes, only in Turkey. There are 1,000,000 old lira in 1 New Turkish lira, so your old lira have little money value, just curiosity value. (1 New Turkish lira is worth (March 2009) about US$0.75.) Any remaining old lira has to be converted at either the Turkish Central Bank or T.C. Ziraat Bank branches, at the rate of 1 million old lira = 1 new lira
You would visit a coin shop--they usually also buy gold, silver, diamonds and jewelry. Unless it is a rare coin in mint condition, it is likely to be worth about $3. If the coin is from Italy or Turkey you'd have more difficulty: Italy switched to the euro in 2002 and Italian lira are no longer used. At that time 5000 lira was only worth a couple of US dollars. Turkey revalued its currency…