Tunisia 1900-A 10 francs

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Sincona sale 31, lot 203

This specimen was lot 203 in Sincona sale 31 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 750 CHF (about US$890 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "FRENCH PROTECTORATE | Reign of Ali Bey (1299-1320ah/1882-1902ce) 10 francs 1900ce/1318ah AU RR vf+." This type was struck 1891-1900 as part of the decimal reform introduced by the French occupiers. It is the same weight and fineness as a French ten francs d'or. The type was struck for circulation in 1891 only.

Recorded mintage: 83.

Specification: 3.22 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 3.22 g.

Catalog reference: Gad 113, KM 226.


  • [1]Jürg Richter and Ralph W. Miller, Tunisian Coins and Medals: The Miller Collection, Auction 31, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.

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