• 20 Dinars 1992-2019, KM# 125, Algeria
  • 20 Dinars 1992-2019, KM# 125, Algeria
Description

In 1992, a new series of coins was introduced consisting of ​1⁄4, ​1⁄2, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dinars.

Obverse

Depicts a head of Barbary lion looking left , surrounded by a stylized pattern inspired by the Hammadid architecture. Dates in the Islamic and the Gregorian calendars on the left.

The Barbary lion was a Panthera leo leo population in North Africa that is regionally extinct today. This population occurred in Barbary Coastal regions of Maghreb from the Atlas Mountains to Egypt and was eradicated following the spreading of firearms and bounties for shooting lions. A comprehensive review of hunting and sighting records revealed that small groups of lions may have survived in Algeria until the early 1960s, and in Morocco until the mid-1960s.

The Hammadid dynasty was a Sanhaja Berber dynasty that ruled an area roughly corresponding to north-eastern modern Algeria between 1008 and 1152. Its realm was conquered by the Almohad Empire.

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Reverse

Depicts a facial value, surrounded by the Arabic inscription "Bank of Algeria" (on top) and Dinars (below) and two stars. Figure 20 design refers to a brooch decorated with a bird's head that dates back to the Hammadid era.

بنك الجزائر
⋆ 20 ⋆
دينارا

Edge

20 Dinars

KM# 125 Schön# 41
Characteristics
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Stainless Steel
Center Brass
Weight 8.62 g
Diameter 27.5 mm
Thickness 2.07 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Bank of Algeria

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