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Tunisia 5 Dinars (1958) SPECIMEN COLOR TRIAL (C/I 000000) UNC

Tunisia 5 Dinars (1958) SPECIMEN COLOR TRIAL (C/I 000000) UNC
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5 Dinars (1958) (Front: Bridge across Mellegue River. President Habib Bourguiba (1903 - 2000). Back: Columns and arches of the portico of the courtyard and the secondary naves of the prayer hall at the Great Mosque of Kairouan, also known as the Mosque of Uqba. Pre-1963 coat of arms of the Republic of Tunisia. Plant's branch with berries. Watermark: Tunisian coat of arms. Signatures: Mansour Moalla (Le Directeur Général); Hedi Amara Nouira (Le Gouverneur). Predominant colour: Blue. Issuer: Central Bank of Tunisia. Date of issue: 3 November 1958. Date of withdrawal: 28 May 1962. Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. (London).) SPECIMEN COLOUR TRIAL in blue, with paper tab attached to the left edge on front and back. (Serial # C/I 000000) UNC

Habib Bourguiba (born August 3, 1903 in Monastir, Tunisia – died April 6, 2000) was a Tunisian statesman and was the first President of the Republic of Tunisia from July 25, 1957 to November 7, 1987. He is often compared to Turkish leader Mustapha Kemal Atatürk because of the pro-Western reforms enacted during his presidency. During the time Bourguiba was president education received a higher priority. Bourguiba also made an innovative difference within the Arab and Islamic world concerning women's rights. He prohibited polygamy and he legalized divorce. He also raised the nubile age of girls to 17 years.

Dimensions: 164 x 93 mm

Catalogue Number: P-59s (Specimen and color trial) (SCWPM: Albert Pick; Krause Publications)

Texts: Banque Central de Tunisie. البنك المركزي التونسي. Central Bank of Tunisia. Cinq Dinars. خمسة دنانير. Five Tunisian Dinars.

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