Skip to product information
1 of 2


Cork Oak 1 Millim Tunisia Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

Cork Oak 1 Millim Tunisia Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

Regular price $4.73 USD
Regular price Sale price $4.73 USD
Sale Sold out
Taxes included. Shipping calculated at checkout.
I'm Cheaper by the Dozen

Cork Oak 1 Millim Tunisia Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making (FAO)

Commemorative issue: Food Security in 21st century
Series: FAO

Obverse: Cork Oak Tree and year
Lettering: البنك المركزي التونسي
Translation: Central Bank of Tunisia

Value within sprigs
Lettering: 1 مليم واحد

Translation: One millime

Issuer Tunisia
Period Republic (1957-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 1999-2000
Value 1 Millim
0.001 TND = 0.00036 USD
Currency Dinar (1958-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.2 g
Diameter 21.0 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
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.

View full details