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Algeria: 2 years on one coin
« on: December 30, 2011, 09:29:10 AM »
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Re: Algeria: 2 years on one coin
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 09:46:01 AM »
That is a 5 centimes coin from Algeria, referring to the Five Year Plan 1985-1989. They issued similar pieces in 1970 (for the 4yr plan 1970-73), in 1974 (4yr plan 1974-77), and in 1978 (4yr plan 1978-81). Then, in 1980, Five Year Plans were introduced, and the 1980 piece has the two years in Arabic characters. Yours is the last one, issued in 1985 ...

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Re: Algeria: 2 years on one coin
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 01:28:43 PM »
And it makes sense that it is the last one. In 1985, communism was creaking and it would soon implode, leaving the whole concept of multi-year plans thoroughly discredited. Islamic nationalism was on the rise, with the idea that fervent religiousness could make a country economically successful. It would lead to an utterly sad, long civil war in Algeria, starting in 1991.

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Re: Algeria: 2 years on one coin
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 04:41:11 PM »
.......... In 1985, communism was creaking and it would soon implode, leaving the whole concept of multi-year plans thoroughly discredited........       

Sorry to shoot of at a tangent but in India we still have the 5 year plans, The 12th starts about next year.

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Re: Algeria: 2 years on one coin
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 04:55:25 PM »
This is a very interesting stylistic variation on the wreath: half gearwheel, half vegetation.

See my topic:

Wreaths and Sprays on Coins