Tunisia has a long and rich history. Over times Tunisia has been ruled by many different countries, among others Roman Empire, Turky and France.
Tunisian coins have been denominated in sultani and half sultani, later in piastres, changing to francs under the French (1891-1960). From the beginning of the Republic, they are denominated in dinars.
Our coins are from the time that Tunisia was under the French.
The obverse features the country’s name in French TUNISIE, the denomination 20 FRANCS, year of release, and the mintmark A for the Paris mint all within a circle. The area outside the circle has arabesque scrolling.
The reverse has the toughra for Sultan Ali Bey or Muhamad Al-Hadi Bey with Arabic legends for the country, the denomination and the date according to Islamic calendar Hijri.
|Nimiväärtus ||Diameeter ||Kulla proov |
Troy untsides (oz)
|20 Francs||21.15 mm ||900||6.4516 g ||0.1867 oz |