The Algerian dinar is the official currency of Algeria and was introduced in the country until 1964, replacing the Algerian new franc. The name dinar is derived from the Roman “denarius, and the santeem comes from the French “centime”, given that France occupied Algeria between 1830 to 1962. The first coin’s series minted was in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 centimes, and 1 dinar. In 1992, a new series was issued in denominations of 1⁄4, 1⁄2, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dinars. To commemorate Algeria’s 50th anniversary of independence, the government introduce a 200 dinar coin in 2012.
The 100 Algerian dinars coin front present the denomination is written with a palm tree for the number 1 alluding to a pattern shape like a gate from southern Algeria. The zeros are made up of the same inverted coin design. The reverse coin design has an Arabian horse surrounded by a stylized pattern inspired by the south of Algeria and the date of issue in the Islamic and Gregorian calendars. This coin is part of the 1992 – 2018 (1413 – 1439) series. Its rim is fluted in 185 lines, and its color is silver and gold.
Text: Bank of Algeria, One Hundred Dinar, 1994 – 1415, 100.