Tunisia 14-Piece Lot of Uniface Trial Strikes 1960 UNC

$5,000.00

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Description

1) Millim, cf. KM260 (obverse)
2) Millim, cf. KM260 (reverse)
3) 2 Millim, cf. KM281 (obverse)
4) 2 Millim, cf. KM281 (reverse)
5) 5 Millim, cf. KM282 (obverse)
6) 5 Millim, cf. KM282 (reverse)
7) 10 Millim, off-metal strike, cf. KM306 (obverse)
8) 10 Millim, off-metal strike, cf. KM306 (reverse)
9) 20 Millim, off-metal strike, cf. KM307 (obverse)
10) 20 Millim, off-metal strike, cf. KM307 (reverse)
11) 50 Millim, off-metal strike, cf. KM308 (obverse)
12) 50 Millim, off-metal strike, cf. KM308 (reverse)
13) 100 Millim, off-metal strike, cf. KM309 (obverse)
14) 100 Millim, off-metal strike, cf. KM309 (reverse)

This is a seven coin set with paired obverses and reverses struck separately on polished planchets creating uniface “specimens.” All with highly lustrous, prooflike surfaces. A very unusual and unique opportunity for the astute collector. Oddly, no specimen, mint or proof sets of the Tunisian 1960 issues are noted in the Standard Catalog of World Coins, which is surprising as it is the first coinage of the Tunisian Republic, which was formed only three years prior when the monarchy was abolished.

From the Engelen Collection of World Coinage