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Tunisia 5, 10, 20, and 25 Centimes  1918 to 1945
Tunisia 5, 10, 20, and 25 Centimes 1918 to 1945

Tunisia, on the north coast of Africa, had only one real source of income: piracy of Mediterranean shipping. This continued until 1819 when the neighborhood of surrounding countries put their foot down. The Tunisian economy collapsed to the point that France moved in and established a protectorate there in 1881. Centime coinage with the hole at the center and PROTECTORATE FRANCAIS inscription started in 1918 and continued through 1945.

The 5 centimes in our picture is quite special because it is fully uncirculated. Most of these coins that you find today are circulated.

The listings below give approximate catalog values for these coin, including the few special dates that are included in the series.

5 CENTIMES
worn: $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $30
5 centimes dated 1920 that measure 17 mm in diameter, rather than the standard 19 mm, are more rare and catalog at $40 in well preserved condition.

10 CENTIMES
worn: $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $25
10 centimes dated 1926 are more rare and catalog at $50 in well preserved condition
10 centimes dated 1945 are more rare and catalog at $75 in well preserved condition

20 CENTIMES (made of zinc)
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $70
20 centimes dated 1945 are more rare; double these values

25 CENTIMES
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $6
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $30

All values above are catalog values that must be adjusted to find actual buy and sell values. Use our Important Terminology page for this purpose.

Coin: 15614 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Mary H, Sat, 05-Oct-2013 13:49:12 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 06-Oct-2013 00:44:21 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 24-Sep-2015 14:08:35 GMT
Requester description: 1920 Front - Tunisie 25 Centimes, Protectorate Francais, there is a hole in the middle of the coin. The back is in arabic 25 centimes
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