Tunisia AH 1267 2 piastres

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Courtesy Kunker Auctions

The coin shown is a silver two piastre from the reign of Sultan Abdul Mejid, minted in Tunis. Tunisia was under the control of the Ottomans for centuries until lack of financial resources forced it into dependence on France, which made it a protectorate in 1881.

This specimen was lot 187 on Dec 13, 2011 at the Kunker Auction #199 in Osnabruck, Germany, where it sold for 120 euros. The catalog description reads:
OSMANISCHE MÜNZEN Münzen nach der Münzreform von 1845 Silberprägungen der Münzstätte Tûnis 2 Riyal 1267 H., Tûnis. Sehr schön (Ottoman coins of the reform of 1845, silver 2 riyals, AH 1267, Tunis mint, very fine)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specifications: 6.5 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.1881 oz ASW, this specimen 6.05 g.

Catalog reference: Fenina 299; KM 109; Ölcer 31.755; Pere -.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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