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Turkish Purple Jade - Rough

Turkish Purple Jade or "Turkiyenite" from the Bursa region of Turkey. This is a unique double sided coin, fantastic from an archival/reference point of view because it encompasses both the polished colorful interior of the stone as well as the natural exterior skin. *First photo is a composite of both sides together*

This interesting stone is a composite that contains, but is not fully jade. It is composed of 40% to 60% jade mixed with feldspars. Despite being only around half jade, due to the unique purple color (which is fairly rare in stone and very rare in jade), it has become highly coveted.

This coin includes both the lovely natural exterior skin from the outside of the stone as well as the polished interior purple tones. The exterior reminds me of lichen, while the interior has a beautiful mid tone purple with hints of yellow/orange veining. 

This coin is pocket safe and would make a wonderful every day carry or worry coin. The exterior side would age and darken over time, possibly smoothing with constant touch - not all that different from how a stone ages naturally in the elements.


Catalog #: TRKTR005
Material Origin: Turkey
Coin Size: Approx. 32x3mm (1.25x0.11") without case
Opacity: Opaque (No translucency)
Durability: Pocket safe outside of case
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Lithicoin Attributes

Catalog #: 

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Material Origin:

This is the location where a Lithicoin's material is sourced. We are as specific as possible in the main coin description when we know more about origin (sometimes we will know a specific mine location), but we try to at least note the country. Sometimes we may not know the origin of a particular piece of material, and these coins are marked as "Unknown."

Coin Size:

Standard size for Lithicoin stone specimens is approximately 32mm x 3mm (1.25"x0.11" or 1 3/4" x 1/8"). Size can vary by about .5mm (one half millimeter) due to being hand carved from a natural material.

Opacity:

Opacity refers to the translucency of a coin material when backlit. Materials that do not allow light to pass through are considered "Opaque." If light passes through a part or all of a Lithicoin, it is considered "Partially or fully translucent."

Durability:

Our durability ratings are designed to help you understand how a Lithicoin should be handled. We use the following ratings as suggestions, but please understand that we can make no guarantees about the actual durability of any natural material.

Pocket Safe: This Lithicoin is suitable for frequent handling or daily carry without the case. Try to minimize the number of additional hard objects carried in your pocket or bag (metal coins, etc.) to minimize the chance of breakage or scratches. Many stones are harder than the metals in our everyday lives, but we prefer a cautious approach.

Handle with care outside of case: This Lithicoin can be removed from the case and handled but should not be pocket carried. Exercise caution to avoid drops, and do not apply pressure or any twisting motions.

Fragile, case recommended: This Lithicoin has physical characteristics such as fragile crystal coverage, internal seams or planes, geode sections, or is a brittle material that can be easily scratched or broken. These coins should not be removed from their cases unless you intend to sit down and carefully enjoy them.

We can't predict every scenario a coin might encounter, and natural materials can be unpredictable. We do not provide any guarantee or warranty in the event of damage.