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Need help identifying gold color coin/medallion from 1991


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I have successfully identified more than 100 different coins from my collection, only this one is left. I suspect it can be a medallion, as it doesnt have a numismatic value. Also there is a notch at the top - just the place to bind the string/chain to hang the medallion. The year is 1991 and there is only a bald guy and some stars. That might be from soviet union (Lenin?) or some other communist country. However the other graphics/art is more oriental. Let me know if you can help me, thank you!

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Both photos you uploaded appear to be the same photo.  Is it the same design on both sides?  Do you have the side with the "bald guy" on it.  And can you get a photo with more detail and clarity?  Thanks!

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Just wanted to bump to you that I just cannot find any information on this piece at all.  The use of encircling stars along with encircling rosettes has me stumped.  If I had to guess, I would say possibly south/central american in nature.  From Colombia or Brasil maybe.

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Hey I have just checked the other website I asked for help, and they found out what it is!! Here is pasted answer:

" The guy depicted is Kemal Ataturk, founding father of modern Turkey. This coin looks like a gold bullion coin. Here's the numista listing of the 25 kurus, but it could be another denomination: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces56980.html "

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I didn't even look into Turkey!   Interestingly, though, my Krause shows the de Luxe series only through 1980.  Now knowing what it is supposed to be, a little research should be made to authenticate the piece.  Thank you. I learned something new and interesting today!

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