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½ Dinar FAO

½ Dinar (FAO) -  obverse½ Dinar (FAO) -  reverse

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Features

Country Tunisia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 1416-1434 (1996-2013)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1/2 Dinar
0.5 TND = 0.18 USD
Currency Dinar (1958-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 8.0 g
Diameter 23.9 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 346,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 321
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Commemorative issue

FAO

Obverse

Coat of arms of Tunisia within circle, Islamic and Gregorian date of production, two sprigs
(Republic of Tunisia)

Lettering:
الجمهوريه التونسية
1997-1418

Reverse

Hand holding wheat, hand holding oranges, value
(Central Bank of Tunisia)
(Half a dinar)

Lettering:
البنك المركزي التونسية
ELMEKKI
نصف ½ دينار

Engraver: Hatem El Mekki

Hatem El Mekki, born May 16, 1918 in Jakarta and died September 23, 2003 in Carthage, is a Tunisian painter. He is considered one of the greatest painters of Tunisia and is especially associated with the drawing of Tunisian coins and banknotes as well as postage stamps which he draws 454 models from 1957 to 1995.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

There are 2 varieties in AH1418-1997.
Obverse:
1 - all details small
2 - all details large
It is easy to see the difference in the position of details and the inner circle.


3 completely different types of Reverse are known for this emission:
Reverse:
A  1996 - thick rim. Two dots far to the left of the curve of the left word at bottom
E - thick rim. Two dots under the curve of the left word at bottom
F - thin rim. Two dots to the left next to the curve of the left word at bottom


Combinations:
A in AH1416-1996
1+E, 2+F in  AH1418-1997
E in AH1428-2007, AH1430-2009, AH 1432-2011, AH1434-2013

Note. Dies B, C and D are described in  article ½ Dinar 1976-1983.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1416 (1996)  5,000,000 0.41 0.50 0.59 30%
1416 (1996)  0.5% Mint Sets (KM#MS2)
1418 (1997)  0.24 0.21 0.66 0.65 2.83 57% Variety 1+E
1418 (1997)  0.14 0.35 0.94 10% Variety 2+F
1428 (2007)  0.25 2.32 14%
1430 (2009)  0.34 0.37 13%
1432 (2011)  0.35 0.71 13%
1434 (2013)  0.35 2.18 13%

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