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 banknote in denominations of 1⁄2, 1 and 5 dinars, followed by 10 dinars in 1969 and 20 dinars in 1980. The 30 and 50 dinars note were introduced between 1997 and 2008. After the Ben Ali Regime fall, a new series of banknotes was announced in denominations of 5, 10, 20, and 50 dinars and was introduced progressively between 2011 to 2020. All notes issued before 2011 were demonetized in 2019.
The 5 Tunisian dinars Algerian note front design features General Hannibal (247 – 183/182 BC) wearing a helmet on the Port Punique (old ports of Cartago were in operation Antiquity). He was a Carthage general who commanded the forces of Carthage crossing the Alps and rising against the Roman Republic during the Second Punic War; for feats like the previous one, he is considered one of the greatest military commanders in human history. The reverse note side represents three ships from Carthage crossing the sea, which today is a suburb in Tunis, the nation’s capital. Both sides of the note present the denomination. This note is part of the 2013 series, and its color is green and multicolor underprint.
Text: Central Bank of Tunisia, Five Dinars, Banque Centrale de Tunisie, Navires Carthaginois, Cinq Dinars.