• 2 Centimes 1964, KM# 95, Algeria
  • 2 Centimes 1964, KM# 95, Algeria

Arms within wreath: 2 Algerian flags, the Hand of Fatima and the Crescent that is also found on the flag of Algeria, and is a symbol of Islam.

The Hand of Fatima (Hamsa) is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. The Hand of Fatima also represents femininity, and is referred as the woman's holy hand. It is believed to have extraordinary characteristics that can protect people from evil and other dangers.

Translation: Democratic People's Republic of Algeria

الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية


The value ٢ (2) in Eastern Arabic numerals at center of scalloped circle. The Eastern Arabic numerals (also called Arabic–Indic numerals and Arabic Eastern numerals) are the symbols used to represent the Hindu–Arabic numeral system in conjunction with the Arabic alphabet in the countries of the Arab east, and its variant in other countries using Perso-Arabic script in Asia.

1964 ۱٣٨٣


2 Centimes

KM# 95 Schön# 5
Material Aluminium
Weight 0.6 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.12 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Heaton Mint, Birmingham (H)

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