Ottoman akçe

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The Ottoman akçe was a silver coin and the chief monetary unit of the Ottoman state. This until after 1687 when the kuruş replaced akçe as the main unit.

Name

The name akçe originally referred to a silver coin, since the first akçe coin was made of silver. After the fifteenth century, the name was used as Ottoman money in general.

Subdivision

No subdivisions were used for the akçe, although the akçe became a subdivision of the later Ottoman kuruş.

History

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Coins

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