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 banknote series was issued in denominations of 5, 10, 50 and 100 dinars, followed by the 500 dinars in 1970 and 1000 dinars in 1992. Coins replaced the 100-dinar note, and the 200 dinars note was issued.
The 100 Algerian dinar note front design features a scene of the Battle of Harrach in 1975 (pre-colonial invasion); Algerian horse riders are illustrated with spears and shields, guided by a cavalier on horseback with his sabre towards the Spanish invaders and the denomination. The reverse note side represents a battle galley as the main image, a stamp containing Algerian horse riders heading into battle and the denomination. This note is part of the 1992 – 1996 series, and its color is dark blue with black text on pale blue and multicolor underprint.
Text: Bank of Algeria, One Hundred Dinars, General Manager of the Public Treasury, 1992 -05 – 21, 100.