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 2000 Algerian dinar note front design features two scenes: a university class, a professor lecturing students in an amphitheater and a satellite; the second one has researchers in a laboratory with DNA helix microscopies and beakers 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 has a city image with a river in the background and different products of the agricultural industry such as wheat and olive trees. This note is part of the 2011 series, and its color is green and multicolor underprint.
Text: Bank of Algeria, Two Thousand Dinars, General Manager of the Public Treasury, 2012 -03 – 24, 2, 2000.