• 5 Dinars 1974, KM# 108, Algeria, 20th Anniversary of the Algerian Revolution
  • 5 Dinars 1974, KM# 108, Algeria, 20th Anniversary of the Algerian Revolution
Description

The Algerian War, also known as the Algerian War of Independence or the Algerian Revolution was a war between France and the Algerian National Liberation Front from 1954 to 1962, which led to Algeria gaining its independence from France. An important decolonization war, it was a complex conflict characterized by guerrilla warfare, maquis fighting, and the use of torture by both sides. 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.

Obverse

Armed revolutionary man leaning, right, surrounded by the inscription "The first of November" and dates "1974-1954".

أول نوفمبر
1974-1954

Reverse

Large value in circle flanked by rosettes surrounded by the country name "People's Democratic Republic of Algeria".

Mintmark of the Paris Mint: Cornucopia
Engraver general's privy mark: Dolphin (Emile Rousseau, 1974-1994)

الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشّعبية
5
خمسة دنانير

Edge

5 Dinars

20th Anniversary of the Algerian Revolution

KM# 108 Schön# 17
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel
Weight 12 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness 2.12 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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