Issued by the Turkish Numismatic Society in 1981! Material: Brass (silver plated) Weight: 80.58gm Diameter: 50mm. Obverse: Uniformed bust of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk left within central medallion.
Reverse: Civil bust of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk right. Below and signature of Atatürk flanked by olive-sprays at sides. Legend: YURTTA SULH CIHANDA SULH. Peace in the Homeland, Peace in the World.
In 1981, the centennial of Atatürk's birth, his memory was honoured by the United Nations and UNESCO, which declared it The Atatürk Year in the World and adopted the Resolution on the Atatürk Centennial, describing him as "the leader of the first struggle given against colonialism and imperialism" and a "remarkable promoter of the sense of understanding between peoples and durable peace between the nations of the world and that he worked all his life for the development of harmony and cooperation between peoples without distinction". Atatürk is commemorated by many memorials and places named in his honor in Turkey and throughout the world. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (, 19 May 1881 by a posteriori -10 November 1938) was an Ottoman and Turkish army officer, revolutionary statesman, writer, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey.
Atatürk was a military officer during World War I. MFollowing the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, he led the Turkish national movement in the Turkish War of Independence. Having established a provisional government in Ankara, he defeated the forces sent by the Allies. His military campaigns gained Turkey independence.
Atatürk then embarked upon a program of political, economic, and cultural reforms, seeking to transform the former Ottoman Empire into a modern, westernized and secular nation-state. The principles of Atatürk's reforms, upon which modern Turkey was established, are referred to as Kemalism. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: World\Europe\Turkey".The seller is "coinworldtv" and is located in this country: AT. This item can be shipped worldwide.