Tunisia 1904-A 2 francs
This type was struck in 1903-06 in the name of Muhammad al-Hadi Bey. This is the only date struck for circulation. By this point in Tunisian history, the Ottomans had lost influence and France had gained control through debt ownership, making the Tunisia a protectorate. Starting in AH 1308/1891 AD, all coins began showing both Arabic and French legends, and the denominations became decimal-based. All minting during the French protectorate period occurred in Paris (A mint mark).
Recorded mintage: 300,000.
Specification: 10 g, 0.835 silver, 0.2685 ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 232.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.