May Special Offer
only 1500 275 70 coins available SOLD OUT
Tunisian 20 Franc
Grade range: Almost Uncirculated/Uncirculated/Brilliant Uncirculated
Minted 1903-1906 - Total Mintage 900,000
Actual Gold Content: .1867 troy ounce
Commentary: Minted in Paris during the French protectorate of Tunisia, the Tunisian 20 Franc is one of the scarcest Latin Monetary Union coins, (.1867 oz gold) on par with rarely seen issues like the Swiss Confederatio and Finland 20 Markaa. We don’t put a ton of stock in NGC’s world gold coin valuations, but their over three times melt/gold value (in XF condition!) assigned to these coins certainly attests to their relative scarcity. Add to it that all of these coins are in beautiful high-end AU/UNC/BU condition, retaining the full detail of their intricate and striking design, while displaying stunning mirror-like brilliance and original mint luster, and our May offer rises to the level of a 'truly special' special. These coins feature a classic French reverse with the date and denomination centered on the coin within a circle. Surrounding the circle is a beautiful woven wreath design unique to the Tunisian coin. The obverse, written in Arabic, states: “Mohammed Al Hadi Regent of Tunisia 20 Franc Year 1322," flanked by sprigs.
Just 900,000 total coins were minted in 1903 and 1904 during Al Hadi’s service as Regent. Far fewer have survived into the modern era with the majority melted and recast into later French coin issues. It is unknown how many exist in the marketplace today, but our group of just 1500 coins is the largest we’ve ever heard of hitting the market. But as is customary with our special offers, despite both the elevated condition and undeniable scarcity of this hoard, we are making these coins available at per ounce rates comparable to modern bullion fractional coinage, and on par with more common European coin issues like Sovereigns and Swiss Francs. These are a must have for our clients looking to expand their heirloom world gold coin positions, as well as great accumulation opportunity for those interested in efficiently adding fractional historical bullion positions of interest to their portfolio.