The Tunisian dinar is the official currency of Tunisia since 1960, after being established as an accounting unit in 1958 and replaced the franc. The same year, the Central Bank of Tunisia issued coin in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100. A 1/2 dinar coin was introduced in 1968 to replace the banknote.
The 5 Algerian dinars commemorative coin front design feature The National Coat of Arms (consist of a Punic Galley, a lion holding a sword a weighing scale and the motto written in Arabic: “Freedom, Order, Justice”), two olive branches and issue date in the Islamic and Gregorian calendar. The reverse coin design illustrates President Habib Bourguiba (1903 – 2000), who led the Nation Independence for France, six stars and the denomination. This coin is part of the 2002 (1423) commemorative series: “2nd anniversary of demise of Habib Bourguiba”. Its rim is segmented into six sections, and its color is silver and gold.
Text: Central bank of Tunisia, Republic of Tunisia, Habib Bourguiba, 2000-1903, 2002 – 1423, Five Dinar, 5.