The Algerian dinar is the official currency of Algeria and was introduced in the country until 1964, replacing the Algerian new franc. The name dinar is derived from the Roman “denarius, and the santeem comes from the French “centime”, given that France occupied Algeria between 1830 to 1962. The first banknote series was issued in denominations of 5, 10, 50 and 100 dinars, followed by the 500 dinars in 1970 and 1000 dinars in 1992. Coins replaced the 100-dinar note, and the 200 dinars note was issued.
The 1000 Algerian dinar note front design features The Djamaa el Djazaïr (Great Mosque of Algiers), the world’s tallest minaret in Algiers, the third-largest mosque in the world, and the denomination. The watermark includes Abdelkader ibn Muhieddine (1808 – 1883) bust, an Algerian religious and Military leader who led a struggle against the French colonial invasion in the mid-19th century. The reverse note side illustrates different traditional Algerian elements such as handicrafts, fabrics, jewellery, a coffee pot, a vase, and other bronze articles and denomination. This note is part of the 2018 series, and its color is light blue and multicolor underprint.
Text: Bank of Algeria, One Thousand Dinars, General Manager of the Public Treasury, 2018 -12 – 01, 1000.