About #60 - 5 Dinars Type 1960
Tunisia. Central Bank of Tunisia. 1960 Issues. 5 Dinars Type 1960. Date of issue: early 1962 and withdrawal from circulation in May of the same year! Dimensions: 164 x 93 mm. Watermark: Tunisia coat of arms. Printing: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company, London, England. Front and back: polychrome print, mainly brown. Description of the front: Guilloche frame with a security background in brown, green and purple gradient. The labels are printed in Arabic in the center at the top. Below, the signatures of General Manager Mansour Moalla and Governor Hédi Nouira and the date of issue "1-11-1960". On the right, a portrait of Habib Bourguiba and on the left side of the note, a view of a bridge located on the Mellegue river in Souk-el-Arba. The value "5" is repeated in the corners. Prefix "C / 9" before 6-digit number in black. Description of the back: Thick guilloche frame composed of geometric shapes in repetition. The wording of the issuing institute is indicated in French "BANQUE CENTRALE DE TUNISIE". Below, a view of the arches of the interior of the great mosque of Kairouan, then the coat of arms of Tunisia in the center and an olive branch on the right, a symbol of peace. The value in figures is repeated in the lower corners and the value in letters, in French, is printed in the center at the bottom of the guilloche frame. The complete specimen is known as overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red oblique in the center on the front. A working specimen is known, watermarked but undated and without numbering, dated "24/8/60" in pencil in the upper margin and with a complete and finished back (graded PCGS 45 PPQ). A watermarked working proof is known with the front without the portrait or the bridge. The back is complete and dated “24/8/60” in pencil in the upper margin (PCGS 64 Very Choice New grade).