• 50 Centimes 1980, KM# 111, Algeria, 1400th Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad's Flight
  • 50 Centimes 1980, KM# 111, Algeria, 1400th Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad's Flight
Description

The Hegira or Hijrah (Arabic: هِجْرَة‎‎) is the migration or journey of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Yathrib, later renamed by him to Medina, in the year 622. In June 622, after being warned of a plot to assassinate him, Muhammad secretly left his home in Mecca to emigrate to Yathrib, 320 km (200 mi) north of Mecca, along with his companion Abu Bakr. Yathrib was soon renamed Madīnat an-Nabī (Arabic: مَـديـنـة الـنّـبي‎‎, literally "City of the Prophet"), but an-Nabī was soon dropped, so its name is "Medina", meaning "the city". The Hijrah is also often identified erroneously with the start of the Islamic calendar, which was set to Julian 16 July 622.

Obverse

Value, outline of Mosque.

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Reverse

Value in circle surrounded by the Arabic legend "People's Democratic Republic of Algeria".

الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية
1980-1400
50
سنتيما

Edge

50 Centimes

1400th Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad's Flight

KM# 111
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.62 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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