Tunisia AH 1269 6 nasri

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Kunker sale 199, lot 199

The coin shown is a 6 nasri from the reign of Sultan Abdul Mejid, minted in Tunis. It has been countermarked with the number '1', reassigning it a value of 1 kharub. 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 part of lot 199 on Dec 13, 2011 at the Kunker Auction #199 in Osnabruck, Germany, where it sold for 110 euros. The catalog description reads:
"OSMANISCHE MÜNZEN Münzen nach der Münzreform von 1845 Kupferprägungen der Münzstätte Tûnis 6 Nâsirî (2 Kharruba) 1269 (2) und 1273 H., alle mit den Wert halbierenden Gegenstempeln "1", bei 1269 je einmal auf Avers und Revers, Tûnis. 1273 H. mit Muhammad Bay (1271-1276 H.). 3 Stück. Sehr schön und vorzüglich (Ottoman coins of the reform of 1845, copper six nasri (2 kharub), AH 1269 (2 pieces) and AH 1273, counterstamped with an Arabic "1", Tunis mint, very fine to extremely fine)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specifications: 11.50 g, copper, this specimen 11.76 g.

Catalog reference: Fenina 306, KM 105; Ölcer 31.817a; Pere 911.

Sources:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Album, Stephen, Checklist of Islamic Coins, 3rd Ed. Santa Rosa, Stephen Album Rare Coins, 2011.

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