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. The conflict also became a civil war between the different communities and within the communities.

Engraver: Raymond Joly


Depicts an oil well with grain spike (ear) at the base between the logo of the Paris Mint (cornucopia) and a privy mark of Chief Engraver: owl (Raymond Joly, 1958-1974) or dolphin (Émile Rousseau, 1974-1994).

1972 1962


The value surrounded by the country name "People's Democratic Republic of Algeria".

الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية
خمسة دنانير

Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel
Weight 12 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 105a.1, KM# 105a.2
Paris Mint (A)

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