Algeria 1991 5 dinars

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3109
This specimen was lot 3109 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 1,300 CHF (aboout US$1,551 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Algerien, Republik, seit 1962 5 Dinars 1411 H. (1991). Numidischer König Massinissa. Fast FDC. (republic of Algeria, since 1962, five dinars of AH 1411 (1991), Numidian king Massinissa (c.238 BC – 148 BC), About uncirculated.)"
The Numidian king portrayed herein resisted Roman invasion during the Punic Wars and later switched sides. As a client king of Rome, his domain comprised northern Algeria and parts of Tunisia. This NCLT is rare and was accompanied by a gold dinar (KM 120) and two dinars (KM 121).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 16.12 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 16.09 g.

Catalog reference: KM 122, Fr-47.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017

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