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  • 1 Dinar 1983, KM# 112, Algeria, 20th Anniversary of Independence
  • 1 Dinar 1983, KM# 112, Algeria, 20th Anniversary of Independence
Description

The Algerian War, also known as the Algerian Revolution or the Algerian War of Independence, and sometimes in Algeria as the War of 1 November, was fought between France and the Algerian National Liberation Front from 1954 to 1962, which led to Algeria winning its independence from France. An important decolonization war, it was a complex conflict characterized by guerrilla warfare and the use of torture. The conflict also became a civil war between the different communities and within the communities. The war took place mainly on the territory of Algeria, with repercussions in metropolitan France.

Upon independence in 1962, 900,000 European-Algerians (Pieds-noirs) fled to France within a few months in fear of the FLN's revenge. The French government was unprepared to receive such a vast number of refugees, which caused turmoil in France.

Obverse

Depicts a sunrise dividing the anniversary date "20" and the inscription "For you, my country", surrounded by the 10 hand pairs.

20
من أجلك يا وطني

Reverse

Value in the circle, surrounded by the country name "People's Democratic Republic of Algeria"

الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية
1
دينار واحد

Edge

1 Dinar

20th Anniversary of Independence

KM# 112 Schön# 25
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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg / Stuttgart (SMBW/F)

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