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Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of other continents => North Africa => Topic started by: Bimat on March 12, 2013, 03:49:09 PM

Title: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: Bimat on March 12, 2013, 03:49:09 PM
BCT : Emission de nouvelles pièces de monnaie et de nouveaux billets de banque

publié le 09/03/2013 par C.R.

La Présidence du Gouvernement a publié dans le dernier Journal Officiel de la République Tunisienne (JORT) n° 019 du 05 mars 2013 des décrets concernant l’émission de nouvelles pièces et de nouveaux billets de banque.

Il s’agit des décrets 1223 de l’année 2013 portant sur l’émission de nouveaux billets de banque de la valeur de 10 dinars et de 5 dinars (année 2013)..

Le décret 1224 de l’année 2013, porte sur le retrait des billets de la valeur de 10dt (années 1986, 1994 et 2005) et des billets de la valeur de 5dt (années 1993 et 2008).

Et si le décret 1226 de l’année 2013 porte sur l’émission de nouvelles pièces de la valeur de 1dt, 1/2dt, 100, 50, 20 et 10 millimes ; le décret 1225 de l’année 2013 porte sur l’émission de nouvelles pièces de monnaie de la valeur de 2dt et de 200 millimes.

Source: TuniScope (http://www.tuniscope.com/index.php/article/22481/actualites/tunisie/bct-emission-monnaie-292901#.UT9ACBxTBZ9)
Title: Re: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: Bimat on March 12, 2013, 03:50:26 PM
Rough translation:

BCT: Issue of new coins and new bank notes

published on 09/03/2013 by CR

The Presidency of the Government published in the Official Journal of the last Tunisian Republic (Official Journal) No. 019 of 5 March 2013 decrees concerning the issuance of new parts and new banknotes.

These decrees 1223 of 2013 on the issuance of new banknotes to the value of 10 dinars and 5 dinars (2013) ..

Decree 1224 of 2013, focuses on the withdrawal of banknotes to the value of 10DT (years 1986, 1994 and 2005) and notes the value of 5DT (1993 and 2008).

And if the decree 1226 of 2013 relates to the issue of new coins to the value of 1dt, 1/2dt, 100, 50, 20 and 10 millimes, Decree 1225 of 2013 focuses on the issue new coins value 2dt and 200 millimes.
Title: Re: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: <k> on March 12, 2013, 04:27:00 PM
The accompanying photos show 2 pence coins from Britain. You can see the Queen's portrait. Hardly Tunisian. I don't know what the others are.
Title: Re: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: Bimat on March 12, 2013, 04:28:22 PM
I noticed that too, shouldn't have attached them at-all. ::) Perhaps Royal Mint has struck these new coins? (I'll ask them if they have!)

Aditya
Title: Re: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: andyg on March 12, 2013, 07:45:46 PM
The accompanying photos show 2 pence coins from Britain. You can see the Queen's portrait. Hardly Tunisian. I don't know what the others are.

I couldn't make my mind up if they were UK 2 Pence - or Canadian Cents.
In either case it's not the current portrait!
Title: Re: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: Bimat on March 13, 2013, 02:35:52 PM
I got reply from Royal Mint as follows:

We treat all customer information as private unless asked us to share, so I'm afraid I don't know and can't answer that!

Aditya
Title: Re: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: FosseWay on March 13, 2013, 07:09:25 PM
The copper-coloured coins are Canadian cents. They are too thin given the size of the coin for UK twopences and in any case you can more or less make out the legend ELIZABETH II D.G. REGINA, which is the Canadian and not UK text.

As to the others, I suspect the gold-coloured ones are 10 or 50 eurocents. I can't immediately think of other gold-coloured coins with coarse milling like that.
Title: Re: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: Pabitra on October 25, 2013, 02:24:53 PM
Does any one have further information on new design coins as well as new denomination ( 200 millimes and 2 dt ) likely to be issued?
Title: Re: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: Bimat on October 25, 2013, 05:47:25 PM
I haven't heard of the new coins after posting the first article... :(

Aditya
Title: Re: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: Jostein on October 26, 2013, 11:46:44 AM
I read some weeks ago that the coins should be released to circulation by the end of year...but I can't found the article now :S
Title: Re: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: <k> on December 28, 2013, 01:15:42 AM
From World Coin News blog:

"The Central Bank of Tunisia has released two new coins for circulation, a 200 millimes and a 2 dinar".

The scene on the 2 dinar coin portrays the Punic port of Carthage.

Title: Re: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: Figleaf on December 28, 2013, 02:04:45 AM
Reconstruction of the Roman port of Cartaghe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carthage). The round part in the foreground is the war harbour. The rectangular or oval outer part is the mercantile port. The picture shows Cartaghe in the second century AD. Source: Bardo museum, Tunis.

Peter
Title: Re: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: malawi on December 28, 2013, 11:21:23 AM
nice coins ! but two dinars is not bimetallic!   :(
Title: Re: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: chrisild on December 28, 2013, 05:47:51 PM
Then again both pieces are ... umm ... tridecagonal. :)

2 dinars: Cu-Ni, 29.4 mm, 11.2 g
200 millimes: Cu-Zn, 29.0 mm, 9,4 g

Christian
Title: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: Bimat on December 28, 2013, 05:55:24 PM
nice coins ! but two dinars is not bimetallic!   :(

The 5 Dinar coin is already a bimetallic one, so perhaps they didn't want two bimetallic coins in circulation simultaneously. Just a guess...

Aditya
Title: Re: Tunisia: 200 Millimes and 2 Dinar Coins Introduced
Post by: Jostein on December 28, 2013, 07:26:52 PM
The coins are soooo big, that's not comfortable for the pockets. I don't like the coins, sorry... :(