20 Francs - Muhammad VIII

20 Francs - Muhammad VIII -  obverse20 Francs - Muhammad VIII -  reverse

© G. Barret

Features

Country Tunisia
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1370-1376 (1950-1957)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 20 Francs (20 TNF)
Currency Franc (1891-1960)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.66 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1211
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 274,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 195
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Kingdom, value and dates in Arabic

Script: Arabic

Lettering:
المملكة التونسية
١٣٧٠ - ١٩٥٠
عشرون فرنكا

Translation:
Kingdom of Tunisia
1950 - 1370
20 Francs

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.

Reverse

Tunisia in French, value and Gregorian date

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1950
20
FRANCS
TUNISIE

Translation:
1950
20 Francs
Tunisia

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.

Edge

Milled

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1370 (1950)  10 000 000 0.18 0.59 2.01 2.37 2.67 98% ١٣٧٠ - ١٩٥٠ Lec# 394 Monnaie de Paris (wing)
1376 (1957)  4 000 000 4% ١٣٧٦ - ١٩٥٧ Lec# 395 Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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