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 200 Algerian dinar note front design features a scene from Kalam, an Islamic doctrine in scholastic theology in the Koranic school whose object is to defend the principles of the Islamic faith and the denomination. The reverse note side illustrates a Great Mosque at the Rue de la Marine in Algiers (Algeria capital), olive and fig branches with Quranic designs and symbols and the denomination. This note is part of the 1992 series and its color is dark brown, red and brown on multicolor underprint.
Text: Bank of Algeria, Two Hundred Dinars, General Manager of the Public Treasury, 1992 -05 – 21, 100.