Nominating Organziation Name and role, if any, in the Project:

Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions – designer/printer

Banknote Issuers Name:

Bank of Algeria

Date of Banknote issue:


Project Team:

Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions, KURZ, Bundesdruckerei, LandQart AG, SICPA

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Limited in Circulation:

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Banknote Description

The Bank of Algeria issued a commemorative 2,000-dinar bank note Nov. 2, in recognition of the 31st Arab League Summit in Algiers held Nov. 1 and 2, as well as the country’s 60th anniversary of independence from France. Officially, the summit is called the 31st Ordinary Session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the Summit Level. The note is worth the equivalent of $14.54.

This was the fourth time Algiers has hosted the summit. Among the issues discussed were the current Cold War climate affecting the world and an ongoing food crisis facing the Arab states.

The theme of the vertically oriented face is “liberation and independence.” It includes decorative patterns, an image of a crowd during the national liberation movement, the monument to the martyrs, revolutionary leader Emir Abdelkader, the national flag, the logo of the Arab League Summit and a map of the Arab world.

The theme of the horizontal back is “the postcard of Algeria.” It includes natural rock arches in the Sahara Desert, Port Say beach, camels, Djamaa El-Djazair (the great mosque of Algiers), the Hoggar mountains, and the Roman ruins of Tipaza.

The 158- by 72-millimeter bank note is printed in shades of green, red, blue, and brown on the composite DuraSafe substrate. It has several security elements, including a watermark of the Emir Abdelkader, tactile mark patterns, a transparent window of the geographical map of Algeria, and a colored security thread.

Innovation and unique aspects

Both versions of the new 2000 Dinar banknote carry a novel KURZ THREAD with KINEGRAM COLORS® Technology and the striking FLUX effect. The 4.5 mm wide security threads are embedded into the banknotes’ Durasafe® substrate from Swiss manufacturer Landqart, which offers the possibility of large-scale windows for optimized visibility of the security thread. The 2000 Dinar banknotes are equipped with a single big window, through which the bi-color green and silver KURZ THREAD can be observed.

The threads display a dynamic, eye-catching FLUX movement effect that enables straightforward and easy verification of the banknotes’ authenticity. Moreover, the years ‘1962’ and ‘2022’ are visible in negative microtext in the metallized areas of the thread. The green and silver colors harmonize with the banknote design and echo the colors of the Algerian national flag.

Overall integration of Features

Green, blue, red, and brown. Front (vertical): Arabic and English text; map of Algeria with crescent and star as gold SPARK feature; map of Arab world; Martyr’s Memorial; Arab League logo; Algerian flag. Back: Arabic and English text; natural stone arch in Tassili N’Ajjer National Park; minaret of Djamaa el Djazaïr (Great Mosque of Algiers); palm tree; camel caravan; Hoggar mountains; Roman ruins in Tipaza. Windowed holographic security thread with demetalized 2022. Watermark: Emir Abdelkader and electrotype 2000.

Tests certain aspects of the note

In November 2022, the Central Bank of Algeria released a new Algeria 2000 Dinar commemorative banknote to celebrate the 31st Arab League Summit held in the capital Algiers. During the summit issues surrounding the Arab world were discussed. It was held on Nov 1-2, 2022. It also commemorates 60 years of independence from France (1962). The banknote is colored in green. Also it features both Arabic and English text. The obverse side features an image of the Martyr’s Memorial located in the capital Algiers. In addition you can find the official seal of the Arab League in addition to a map of members of the Arab League. On the reverse side you can find the Tikoubaouine Arch from Tassili N’Ajjer National Park. In addition to the Great Mosque of Algiers in the center also the Hoggar Mountains in the faint background.

Limited Circulation/Commemorative Banknote Image

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Categories: Technical Awards 2024
Tags: Best Limited Circulation Commemorative Banknote