Tunisia AH 1337/1919-A 25 centimes
This type was struck in AH 1337-1338 in the name of Muhammad al-Nasir Bey. 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 were decimalized. All minting during the French protectorate period occurred in Paris (note the privy mark).
Recorded mintage: 2,000,000.
Specification: nickel-bronze, holed.
Catalog reference: KM 244.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.