Tunisia 1954 100 francs

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Sincona sale 23, lot 3219
This specimen was lot 3219 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 1,600 CHF (about US$2,010 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"TUNISIA, Mohammed Lamine Bei, 1943-1957 100 Francs 1954. Sehr selten. Nur 63 Exemplare geprägt. Fast FDC. (protectorate of Tunisia, Mohammed Bey (1943-57), one hundred francs of 1954, very rare, choice uncirculated.)"
This type was issued 1938-55 but all dates are rare. As it does not have the mark of value stamped on it, unlike Fr-14, the SCWC does not include it, but it is mentioned in Friedberg. This issue was struck to the standard of the French hundred francs of 1935-36.

Recorded mintage: 63.

Specification: 6.55 g, .900 fine gold, 0.189 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6.54 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-15.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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