Algeria chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Algeria cover new
The Algeria chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 40-page catalog covers notes issued by Banque de l’Algérie (Bank of Algeria) from 1851 to 1961, Banque de l’Algérie et de la Tunisie (Bank of Algeria and Tunisia) from 1949 to 1960, Banque Centrale d'Algérie (Central Bank of Algeria) from 1964 to 1984, and Banque d'Algérie (Bank of Algeria) from 1992 to present. Revised 29.06.2018.

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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
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  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Algeria new 2,000-dinar note confirmed

PNL 2,000 dinars (US$27.55)
Greenish-blue and brown. Front: University professor lecturing students in amphitheater; satellite; double-helix DNA strand; three researchers in scientific laboratory with microscope and beakers. Back: Wheat; palm tree; body of water; urban high-rise buildings; olive tree. 13-mm wide LEAD holographic stripe. Windowed security thread with demetalized Arabic text. Watermark: Emir Abdelkader pattern. Printer: Unknown. 160 x 70 mm. 2011-03-24. Signature Unknown. Intro: 28.04.2011.

Read the Magharebia story dated 4 May 2011, “Algeria issues 2,000-dinar banknote.”

Courtesy of Yves Courtemanche and Jean-Michel Engels.