1 Million Lira coin featuring the turbaned bust of Yunus Emre
TURKEY 1 MILLION LIRA KM1163(U)
Turky 1 Million Lira coin featuring the turbaned bust of Yunus Emre.
Yunus Emre (1238?1320?) was a Turkish poet and Sufi mystic. He has exercised immense influence on Turkish literature, from his own day until the present. Because Yunus Emre is, after Ahmet Yesevi and Sultan Veled, one of the first known Turkish poets to have composed works in the spoken Turkish of his own age and region rather than in Persian or Arabic, his diction remains very close to the popular speech of his contemporaries in Central and Western Anatolia. This is also, it should be noted, the language of a number of anonymous folk-poets, folk-songs, fairy tales, riddles (tekerlemeler), and proverbs.
The coin is in uncirculated condition, made of copper nickel, measures 31.94 MM and weighs 12 grams.