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This is a modest collection of second millennium gold coins of Tunisia from the late 19th and early 20th Century

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FRENCH PROTECTORATE

10 Francs - 1891

KM-226 - 3,23 g - 19 mm

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 0,400M

The obverse has the toughra for Ali IV ibn Husain Bey (b1917-d1902) with Arabic legends for the country, the denomination and the date AH 1308.  The obverse features the country's name in French  TUNISIE , the denomination 10 FRANCS, date 1891, and the mintmark A for the Paris mint all within a circle.  The area outside the circle has arabesque scrolling. 


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20 Francs - 1904

KM-223 - 6,45 g -  21,0 mm

Edge - Engrailed

Mintage - 0,600M

The obverse has the toughra for Muhammed IV al-Hadi ibn Ali Bey (b1855-d1906) with Arabic legends for the country, the denomination and the date AH 1322.  The obverse features the country's name in French  TUNISIE , the denomination 20 FRANCS, date 1904, and the mintmark A for the Paris mint all within a circle.  The area outside the circle has arabesque scrolling.


 

 100 Francs - 1932

KM-257 - 6,55 g 

Mintage - 3.000

The obverse has the toughra for Ahmad II ibn Ali Bey (b1862-d1942) with Arabic legends for the country, the denomination and the date AH 1351.  The reverse features the country's name in French  TUNISIE above a circled denomination 100 FRANCS, date 1932, and privy marks for the Paris mint.  The lower half has arabesque scrolling.


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