Tunisia AH 1337/1919-A 5 centimes
This type was struck in AH 1337-1339 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 became decimal-based. All minting during the French protectorate period occurred in Paris (privy mark).
Recorded mintage: 4,451,000.
Specification: nickel-bronze, holed.
Catalog reference: KM 242.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.