Tunisia AH 1353 10 francs
This type was struck in AH 1353-58 in the name of Ahmad Pasha Bey. Only this date is common in the series, the rest have extremely low mintages. 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: 1,501,000.
Specification: 10.0g, 0.680 silver, 0.2186 ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 262.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.