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Algeria 50 Centimes (1971-AH 1391) KM# 102
« on: September 13, 2010, 12:32:19 AM »
I have a coin that I have no clue which board to post it on. I know you guys can help so thanks in advance.
Ginger
Also, you will notice some pink, corrosive looking junk on the obverse. What do I clean it off with?
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Re: What board do I post this in
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 12:39:16 AM »
Algeria 50 Centimes, so North Africa.

I don't think anything much can be done with the pink sadly.
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Re: What board do I post this in
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 12:49:24 AM »
Thanks for the quick answer. I didn't even see the pink stuff until I saw the enlarged photo.
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Re: What board do I post this in
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 12:53:17 AM »
I always think that that design looks like instructions on how to make a bomb. ::)

(I don't know what the object is in the middle :-\)
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A coin from Algeria
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 12:54:47 AM »
andyg let me know that this coin belongs here. I would like to know a little more. For instance,
what language is on the coin? What is the significance of the items on the obverse or reverse whichever the compass is on?

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Re: What board do I post this in
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 12:57:17 AM »
Funny, it does sort of look that way. ;D
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Re: What board do I post this in
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 01:40:36 AM »
That bottle thing in the middle is a chemistry experiment vessel used to take impurities out of a produced gas. It is generally filled with water so the gas is introduced under the water in the inlet and bubbles up and is taken out of the outlet which is above the water level.

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Re: What board do I post this in
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 01:47:11 AM »
Thank you Akona20. Why is that important to Algeria?
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Re: A coin from Algeria
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 03:43:39 AM »
The coin shows a Geometry set (compass), Chemistry equipments and a Book. Seems Education is the theme.

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Re: What board do I post this in
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2010, 04:39:23 AM »
The chemistry vessel is a water trap(a one way valve & cooler) & I think the rays are for knowledge flowing from; the book(literature),  the compass(physics, maths & architecture) & the glass vessel(chemistry, experimentation), and just demonstrates knowledge as the advancement of Man but I could be totally out to lunch! 

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What board do I post this in
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2010, 08:18:15 AM »
This is what catalog says:

KM# 102
Composition: Copper Nickel Zinc
Obv: Book, divider on top, bottle at bottom
Rev: Value in circle
Edge: Reeded

Your coin shows the date as 1971 (AH 1391)
Mintage: 10 Million (10,000,000)

Catalog also mentions that the pieces dated 1971 show privy mark of Paris mint and those dated 1973 (AH 1393) do not ???

As for inscription on obverse,catalog doesn't give any information...

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Re: Algeria 50 Centimes (1971-AH 1391) KM# 102
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2010, 09:21:42 AM »
The inscription around the obverse starts "Al-Jamhuriya al-Jaza'iriyyah", i.e. Republic of Algeria.  Not sure what the next couple of words are but they're probably just more elements in the official State name.  In the centre is the denomination in words, "Khamsun santimaa".

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Re: Algeria 50 Centimes (1971-AH 1391) KM# 102
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2010, 09:28:06 AM »
OK, I've looked at a couple of later coins with slightly less stylised letters and can make out the rest of the words - "al-dimuqratiyya al-shu'biyya", i.e. People's Democratic [Republic of Algeria].  Nothing to do with the images on the reverse, unfortunately.

Schön describes the reverse elements as symbolising construction, education and progress.


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Re: Algeria 50 Centimes (1971-AH 1391) KM# 102
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2010, 01:10:41 PM »
Algeria is a small oil producer, but a very large producer of natural gas. Maybe that explains the importance of the water trap in the Algerian chemical industry. Can't think of any industry where they still use a compass, parallel rules or slide rules. Even books seem on their way out...

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Re: Algeria 50 Centimes (1971-AH 1391) KM# 102
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2010, 01:43:26 PM »
...... Can't think of any industry where they still use a compass, parallel rules or slide rules. Even books seem on their way out...

Peter

Peter, but this was in 1971.......all of which was in use.

Amit
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