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  • 50 Dinars 2022-2023, KM# 144, Algeria, Heroes of the Revolution, Hassiba Ben Bouali
  • 50 Dinars 2022-2023, KM# 144, Algeria, Heroes of the Revolution, Hassiba Ben Bouali

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.

Hassiba Ben Bouali (1938-1957) joined the General Union of Algerian Muslim Students at 16 in 1954 and remained involved in the nationalist struggle until her death. In the 1957 Battle of Algiers, she and three companions, including Ali Ammar (aka Ali La Pointe), were killed when their hideout in the Casbah was bombed by French forces.

Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo depicted Ben Bouali in the movie "The Battle of Algiers." She is honored with the naming of one of Algiers' largest avenues and the university of Chlef.


Depicts a portrait of Hassiba Ben Bouali in the centre surrounded by her name in Arabic above, the issue date in the Islamic, Gregorian and Berber calendars below, and the date of her 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.

حسيبة بن بوعلي
1957 - 1938
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2972 - 2022 - 1444


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

بنك الجزائر

Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Stainless Steel
Center Aluminium Bronze
Weight 9.27 g
Diameter 285 mm
Thickness 2.26 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Bank of Algeria

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