Tunisia 1900-A 10 francs
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 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.
- Jürg Richter and Ralph W. Miller, Tunisian Coins and Medals: The Miller Collection, Auction 31, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.