Cork Oak 1 Millim Tunisia Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
Cork Oak 1 Millim Tunisia Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making (FAO)
Commemorative issue: Food Security in 21st century
Obverse: Cork Oak Tree and year
Lettering: البنك المركزي التونسي
Translation: Central Bank of Tunisia
Value within sprigs
Lettering: 1 مليم واحد
XXI CENTURY · FAO · FOOD SECURITY
Translation: One millime
Period Republic (1957-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Value 1 Millim
0.001 TND = 0.00036 USD
Currency Dinar (1958-date)
Weight 1.2 g
Diameter 21.0 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 10034
References KM# 349
Quercus suber, commonly called the cork oak, is a medium-sized, evergreen oak tree in the section Quercus sect. Cerris. It is the primary source of cork for wine bottle stoppers and other uses, such as cork flooring and as the cores of cricket balls. It is native to southwest Europe and northwest Africa. In the Mediterranean basin the tree is an ancient species with fossil remnants dating back to the Tertiary period.
It endures drought and makes little demands on the soil quality. Cork oak forests are home to a multitude of animal and plant species. Since cork is increasingly being displaced by other materials as a bottle cap, these forests are at risk as part of the cultural landscape.
Cork harvesting is done entirely without machinery, being dependent solely on human labour. Usually five people are required to harvest the tree's bark, using a small axe. The process mandates specialized training due to the skill required to harvest bark without inflicting too much damage to the tree.