Tunisia 20 Francs banknote of 1914-1941

05 Apr 2019  Fri

Tunisia is a North African country bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert. In the capital, Tunis, the Bardo Museum has archaeological exhibits from Roman mosaics to Islamic art. The city’s medina quarter encompasses the massive Al-Zaytuna Mosque and a thriving souk. To the east, the site of ancient Carthage features the Antonine Baths and other ruins, plus artifacts at the Carthage National Museum. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is the northernmost point on the African continent.

Tunisia is an export-oriented country in the process of liberalizing and privatizing an economy. The franc was the currency of Tunisia between 1891 and 1958. It was divided into 100 centimes and was equivalent to the French franc.

In 1903, the Banque de l'Algérie introduced 5 franc notes with the overprint "Tunisie". The note in the image alongside is a 20 franc banknote in use from 1914-1941. The obverse depicts the portrait of an Algerian woman. The reverse depicts Opuntia (paddle cactus) with two boys holding the denominational rosette; Shrub palms etc. This banknote has a Woman's face profile in national headdress - Ancient goddess Isis and Arab script as the watermark.

Image Courtesy: Allnumis

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