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Ottoman lira (Turkey usage only)


Name: Ottoman lira
Defn: 40par=40pa=1pia=1pi
Symbol:
Code:
Desc: in this currency, piastres are also called kurus
Units of money:
para pa, par 1
piastre pi 40

Users of this currency: Austrian offices in the Turkish Empire (64 stamps, 1886-1913), Cilicia (108 stamps, 1919-1921), Crete (5 stamps, 1898-1899), Eastern Rumelia (36 stamps, 1880-1885), French offices in Crete (5 stamps, 1903), French offices in the Turkish Empire (26 stamps, 1885-1923), German offices in the Turkish Empire (55 stamps, 1884-1905), British offices in the Turkish Empire (40 stamps, 1885-1921), Italian offices in Bengasi (2 stamps, 1901-1911), Italian offices in Crete (2 stamps, 1900-1901), Italian offices in the Turkish Empire (68 stamps, 1908-1923), Italy/Albania (6 stamps, 1902-1907), Constantinople (22 stamps, 1909-1923), Durazzo (8 stamps, 1909-1911), Janina (12 stamps, 1902-1911), Jerusalem (8 stamps, 1909-1911), Salonika (8 stamps, 1909-1911), Scutari (9 stamps, 1909-1915), Smyrna (13 stamps, 1909-1922), Valona (9 stamps, 1909-1916), Romania (30 stamps, 1858-1866), Romanian offices in the Turkish Empire (6 stamps, 1896), Russian offices in the Levant (131 stamps, 1900-1913), Thrace (28 stamps, 1913), Turkey (695 stamps, 1863-1924), Turkey in Asia (75 stamps, 1920-1922) Show with all usages

Denominations used by Turkey in this currency:
Denom Usages Selected stamps
1pa 1   1905 blk&rose issue=1905 due
2pa 9   1905 blk&rose issue=1905 due ... 1920 issue=Mohammed VI accession
4pa 1   1/14/1914 dkbrn issue=1914 d=Column of Constantine
5pa 58   5/1/1880 blk&ol issue=1880 d=crescent (1876) ... 3/27/1920
6pa 1   1/14/1914 dkbl issue=1914 d=Castle of Seven Towers
1/4pi 1   1/1876 redvio issue=1876 Jan dt=crescent & star d=crescent & star (1876)
= 1/4pia 1   3/25/1917 brnvio issue=1917e d=++on=10pia
= 10pa 80   1/13/1865 dpgrn issue=1865 dt=crescent & star d=crescent & star (1865) ... 1923 grayblk d=crescent & star 1923
1/2pi 1   1/1876 yelgrn issue=1876 Jan dt=crescent & star d=crescent & star (1876)
= 1/2pia 1   3/25/1917 grn issue=1917e d=++on=20pia
= 20pa 88   1/1/1863 dkbrn issue=1863 due ... 1923 citron d=crescent & star 1923
30pa 1   1921 redvio issue=1921 d=soldiers farewell oc=blk on=type=semipostal-1917-10pa-redvio
1pi 76   1/13/1863 blk pc=gray issue=1863 d=tughra paper=thin ... 1923 dpvio d=crescent & star 1923
= 1pia 11   2/1/1914 dkbl issue=1914 due ... 3/25/1917 ultra issue=1917s discount
= 40pa 3   10/23/1913 bl d=Mosque of Selim, Adrianople ... 3/25/1917 bl issue=1917t
1 1/4pi 1   1/1876 rose issue=1876 Jan dt=crescent & star d=crescent & star (1876)
= 1 1/4pia 1   3/25/1917 rose issue=1917e d=++on=50pia
= 50pa 4   9/15/1876 bl&yel d=crescent (1876) ... 11/30/1919 ultra issue=armistice d=map of Dardanelles oc=blk on=1916-50pa-ultra
1 1/2pi 3   1/14/1914 red&blk issue=1914 d=martyrs monument ... 1/1/1924 emer d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
= 60pa 6   9/16/1916 car&blk ... 1921 grn issue=1921 d=Fenerbahce oc=blk on=issue=1920-10pa
1 3/4pi 2   1/14/1914 sl&redbrn issue=1914 d=Fountains of Suleiman, 3/10/1914 sl&redbrn issue=1914 exterior d=Fountains of Suleiman ovpt=star oc=blk on=issue=1914-1 3/4pi
2pi 76   1/13/1863 blk pc=grnbl issue=1863 d=tughra paper=thin ... 1923 blgrn d=crescent & star 1923
= 2pia 15   2/1/1914 bl issue=1914 due ... 3/25/1917 dkgrn issue=1917s discount
2 1/2pi 17   1905 redvio d=tughra (1905) ... 1920 issue=Mohammed VI accession
= 2 1/2Pia 5   3/25/1917 brnvio issue=1917o ... 3/25/1917 brn issue=1917r
3pi 3   1920 bl issue=1920 d=Fountains of Suleiman ... 1/1/1924 vio d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
3 3/4pi 1   1923 lilbrn d=crescent & star 1923
4 1/2pi 3   1921 red issue=1921 oc=blk on=1pi-red-unissued ... 1/1/1924 rose d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
5pi 66   1/13/1863 blk pc=rose issue=1863 d=tughra paper=thin ... 1/1/1924 yelbrn d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
= 5pia 8   3/25/1917 redbrn&brn issue=1917g d=No.55 ... 3/25/1917 dkvio issue=1917s
7 1/2pi 4   1921 bl issue=1921 d=Fountains of Suleiman oc=blk on=1920-3pi ... 1/1/1924 dpbl d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
10pi 33   1905 orgbrn d=tughra (1905) ... 1923 sl d=crescent & star 1923
= 10pia 7   3/25/1917 ltbrn issue=1917n domestic d=++on=50pia ... 3/25/1917 issue=1917s
11 1/4pi 1   1923 dlrose d=crescent & star 1923
15pi 1   1923 brn d=crescent & star 1923
18 3/4pi 1   1923 myrgrn d=crescent & star 1923
20pi 1   1867 dkbrn
22 1/2pi 1   1923 org d=crescent & star 1923
25pi 48   1/13/1865 redorg issue=1865 dt=crescent & star d=crescent & star (1865) ... 1923 blkbrn d=crescent & star 1923
= 25pia 7   3/25/1917 vio&rose issue=1917g d=No.41 ... 3/25/1917 car issue=1917v
1234 6   1/1/1863 dkbrn issue=1863 due ... 1/1/1863 redbrn issue=1863 due
35pi 1   1920 issue=Mohammed VI accession oc=blk on=issue=armistice-1pi
50pi 29   1901 yel issue=1901a d=tughra (1901 a) ... 1/1/1924 org d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
= 50pia 3   3/25/1917 car issue=1917v ... 3/25/1917 dkgrn issue=1917v
100pi 4   1/14/1914 issue=1914 d=Sultanahmet fountain ... 1/1/1924 brnvio d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
200pi 2   1/28/1914 grn&blk issue=1914 d=Sultan Mehmed V, 1/1/1924 olbrn d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
250pi 1   1920 issue=Mohammed VI accession oc=blk on=issue=armistice-25pi
500pi 1   1923 dpgrn d=crescent & star 1923

Used by 695 stamps of Turkey: (See all uses as list)
postage due 1/1/1863 20pa dkbrn issue=1863 due
postage due 1/1/1863 20pa redbrn issue=1863 due
postage due 1/1/1863 1234 dkbrn issue=1863 due
postage due 1/1/1863 1234 redbrn issue=1863 due
postage due 1/1/1863 1234 dkbrn issue=1863 due
postage due 1/1/1863 1234 redbrn issue=1863 due
postage due 1/1/1863 1234 dkbrn issue=1863 due
postage due 1/1/1863 1234 redbrn issue=1863 due
1/13/1863 20pa blk pc=yel issue=1863 d=tughra paper=thin
1/13/1863 1pi blk pc=gray issue=1863 d=tughra paper=thin
1/13/1863 2pi blk pc=grnbl issue=1863 d=tughra paper=thin
1/13/1863 5pi blk pc=rose issue=1863 d=tughra paper=thin
12/1/1863 20pa blk pc=yel issue=1863 d=tughra paper=thick
12/1/1863 1pi blk pc=gray issue=1863 d=tughra paper=thick
1/13/1865 10pa dpgrn issue=1865 dt=crescent & star d=crescent & star (1865)
1/13/1865 20pa yel issue=1865 dt=crescent & star d=crescent & star (1865)
1/13/1865 1pi lil issue=1865 dt=crescent & star d=crescent & star (1865)
1/13/1865 2pi bl issue=1865 dt=crescent & star d=crescent & star (1865)
1/13/1865 5pi car issue=1865 dt=crescent & star d=crescent & star (1865)
1/13/1865 25pi redorg issue=1865 dt=crescent & star d=crescent & star (1865)
postage due 1/13/1865 20pa dkredbrn issue=1865 due
postage due 1/13/1865 1pi dkredbrn issue=1865 due
postage due 1/13/1865 2pi dkredbrn issue=1865 due
postage due 1/13/1865 5pi dkredbrn issue=1865 due
postage due 1/13/1865 25pi dkredbrn issue=1865 due
... skipping 645 ...
1923 1pi dpvio d=crescent & star 1923
1923 1 1/2pi emer d=crescent & star 1923
1923 2pi blgrn d=crescent & star 1923
1923 3pi yelbrn d=crescent & star 1923
1923 3 3/4pi lilbrn d=crescent & star 1923
1923 4 1/2pi car d=crescent & star 1923
1923 5pi pur d=crescent & star 1923
1923 7 1/2pi bl d=crescent & star 1923
1923 10pi sl d=crescent & star 1923
1923 11 1/4pi dlrose d=crescent & star 1923
1923 15pi brn d=crescent & star 1923
1923 18 3/4pi myrgrn d=crescent & star 1923
1923 22 1/2pi org d=crescent & star 1923
1923 25pi blkbrn d=crescent & star 1923
1923 50pi gray d=crescent & star 1923
1923 100pi dkvio d=crescent & star 1923
1923 500pi dpgrn d=crescent & star 1923
1/1/1924 1 1/2pi emer d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
1/1/1924 3pi vio d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
1/1/1924 4 1/2pi rose d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
1/1/1924 5pi yelbrn d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
1/1/1924 7 1/2pi dpbl d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
1/1/1924 50pi org d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
1/1/1924 100pi brnvio d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha
1/1/1924 200pi olbrn d=Cobandede bridge & Kemal Pasha

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