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Tunisian dinar

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  • Tunisia, Republic
  • Tunisian dinar
  • Tunisia
  • of 155 360 sq. km
  • Arabian (state), French
  • TN (TUN) 788

Monetary unit of Tunisia is the Tunisian dinar of making 1000 millimes and manufactured by Central bank of Tunisia.

During the colonial period and in the first years after an independence gain (on March, 20th, 1956) Tunisia was included into a franc area. Till November, 1958 the Tunisian franc, equalling to franc France was monetary unit. In September, 1958 the new state issuing institute - Central bank of Tunisia which since November, 1st, 1958 has started to manufacture the native currency - the Tunisian dinar is created. The Tunisian francs have lost force of a lawful legal tender since February, 22nd, 1959

In the cash circulation there are notes of denomination of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 50 dinars. In modern Tunisia the dinar is a unique lawful instrument of payment in all territory, use of foreign exchanges is forbidden.

the Flag Tunisia the Map Tunisia
the Arms Tunisia

The Note in nominal value of 10 dinars of the sample of 2005 has the sizes 145 x 73 mm and is coloured mainly in blue, beige and lilac colours. The face side of this denomination is decorated by a portrait of known Tunisian princess Elissy and the mosque plotting, the back contains the plotting of antique ruins and the satellite aerial which symbolise a link of times, penetrating historical roots and modern development of Tunisia.

Since 1993 issuance of bank notes of 5 dinars has ceased, and a denomination in 50 dinars have entered into the circulation in 2009. A new series of notes, with the increased degree of protection against fakes, has been manufactured in 2011.

Authenticity of the note is protected by a number of special elements. In particular, on the note are present a watermark (a digital designation of nominal value and the plotting of an ancient bust of princess Elissy) and the diving metallized strip which takes place across the note, forming on its back a dashed line. Also for protection of the note against a fake the holographic strip and a strip of golden colour are used.

Face side of 10 dinars of Tunisia
the Back of 10 dinars of Tunisia

The Currency exchange is carried out as in banks and official exchange offices, and administration of hotels. To remove the native currency from Tunisia it is strictly forbidden, it can be interchanged for other currencies directly at the airport.

Face side of 50 dinars of Tunisia (2011)
the Back of 50 dinars of Tunisia (2011)

It is updated 03.2012

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