- Algerian dinar
Algerian dinar دينار جزائري (Arabic) Old 200 dinar banknote. ISO 4217 code DZD User(s) Algeria Inflation 4.1% Source The World Factbook, 2009 est. Subunit 1/100 santeem (defunct) Symbol دج (Arabic) or DA (Latin) Coins Freq. used 5, 10, 20, 50 dinar Rarely used 1, 2, 100 dinar Banknotes Freq. used 200, 500, 1000 dinar Rarely used 100, 2000 dinar  Central bank Bank of Algeria Website www.bank-of-algeria.dz
The dinar was introduced on 1 April 1964, replacing the Algerian new franc at par.
In 1964, coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 santeem, and 1 dinar were introduced, with the 1, 2 and 5 santeem struck in aluminium, the 10, 20 and 50 santeem in aluminium bronze and the 1 dinar in cupro-nickel. The obverses showed the emblem of Algeria, while the reverses carried the values in Eastern Arabic numerals. In later decades, coins were issued sporadically with various commemorative subjects. However, the 1 and 2 santeem were not struck again, whilst the 5, 10 and 20 santeem were last struck in the 1980s.
In 1992, a new series of coins was introduced consisting of ¼, ½, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dinar. The 10, 20, 50 and 100 dinar coins are bimetallic.
Coins in general circulation are 5 dinar and higher. Following the massive inflation which accompanied the slow transition to a more capitalist economy during the late 1990s, the santeem and fractional dinar coins have dropped out of general circulation, whilst the 1 and 2 dinar coins are rarely used, as prices are rounded to the nearest 5 dinar. Nonetheless, prices are typically quoted in santeem in everyday speech; thus a price of 100 dinar is read as عشر الاف ("ten thousand").
20 santeem, minted in 1972, an overflowing cornucopia depicting the theme of agricultural revolution
20 santeem, minted in 1975, a goat (?)
50 santeem, minted in 1975, "The 30th remembering" in Arabic and commemorating the French Algerian Clash
1 dinar, minted in 1972, wheat, two hands (peace), and a tractor in foreground
5 dinar, minted in 1974, an Algerian soldier and commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Revolution
10 dinar, minted since 1979, "Bank of Algeria" in Arabic
Third series Image Value Main Colour Description Date of Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse printing issue 10 DA Green Diesel passenger train Mountain village 2 December 1983 20 DA Red Handcrafts and tower 2 January 1983 50 DA Green Shepherd with flock Farmers on a tractor 1 November 1977 100 DA Blue Village with minarets Man working with plants 1 November 1981
8 June 1982
200 DA Brown Place of the Martyrs, Algiers One of the various bridges of Constantine 23 March 1983 Fourth series 100 DA Blue Charging Arab horse riders with sabers in a seal, and Algerian navy in a battle Pre-colonial invasion: Battle of El Harrach (1775) victory of the Algerian horse riders over the invading Spanish. 21 May 1992 1996 200 DA Reddish Brown Decorative Koranic motifs and symbols, mosque, olive and fig branches Period Islam Introduced: Traditional Koranic school and Kalam 500 DA Violet and pink Romans fighting in a seal, a Roman tomb in Tipaza, a hot water fall in Hammam Debagh, Guelma Province (?) Numidian Period: Battle on elephants between Numidians and invading Romans 21 May 1992
10 June 1998
1000 DA White and brown Prehistory of Algeria: A buffalo, paintings at Tassili n'Ajjer More paintings from the Tassili, and the Hoggar (?) 21 May 1992
10 June 1998
2000 DA Blue and green University professor lecturing students in amphitheater, satellite, double-helix DNA strand, three researchers in scientific laboratory with microscope and beakers Wheat, palm tree, body of water, urban high-rise buildings, olive tree 2011
For table standards, see the banknote specification table.
The 100 dinar note is being replaced by coins. 200, 500, and 1000 dinar notes are in circulation. The 1998 dated 500 and 1000 dinar notes have an additional vertical holographic strip on obverse.
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- Krause, Chester L. and Clifford Mishler (2003). 2004 Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1901–Present. Colin R. Bruce II (senior editor) (31st ed. ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0873495934.
- Cuhaj, George S. (editor) (2006). Standard Catalog of World Paper Money: Modern Issues 1961-Present (12th ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0-89689-356-1.
- Algerian Bank Regulations of 1996, for specifications of fourth series currency (French).
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