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  • 200 Dinars 2020-2021, Algeria, Heroes of the Revolution, Ahmed Zabana
  • 200 Dinars 2020-2021, Algeria, Heroes of the Revolution, Ahmed Zabana

The Algerian War, also known as the Algerian Revolution or the Algerian War of Independence, occurred from 1954 to 1962 between France and the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN). It resulted in Algeria gaining independence from France. This complex conflict involved guerrilla warfare and war crimes, escalating into a civil war within and between communities. The war primarily unfolded in Algeria but had repercussions in metropolitan France.

Ahmed Zabana (1926-1956) was an Algerian militant in the Algerian War. He led a successful operation in Lamarda on November 1, 1954, but was captured in the Battle of Gar Bouklida on November 11, 1954. Wounded, he was sentenced to death on April 21, 1955, and executed on June 19, 1956, after being transferred to Serkadji Prison in Algiers.


Depicts a portrait of Ahmed Zabana in the centre surrounded by his name in Arabic above, the issue date in the Islamic, Gregorian and Berber calendars below, and the date of his birth and death on both sides between two stars.

The Berber calendar, used by Berbers for agricultural purposes, traces its roots to the Roman Julian calendar from the provinces of Mauretania Caesariensis and Africa. Unlike the lunar Islamic calendar, which isn't suitable for agriculture, the Berber calendar aligns with seasonal cycles. It has replaced indigenous calendars in Berber regions, retaining month names from Latin, and stands as a legacy of historical influences.

أحمد زبانة
1926 1956
2970 - 2020 - 1441


Depicts the facial value in the centre surrounded by the Arabic inscription "Bank of Algeria" (on top) and "Dinars" (underneath).

بنك الجزائر


200 ★ 200 ★ 200 ★ 200 ★

Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Aluminium Bronze
Weight 12 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 2.55 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Bank of Algeria

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