Algeria 1972 20 Centimes

This Algerian coin is well circulated. I’d grade it as F12-F16.

It has a simple  but charming pattern. On the obverse, it shows a cornucopia wrapped around the date. This horn of plenty is overflowing with oranges, pears, grapes, and other assorted fruits.

On the reverse, the number “20” is set inside of a rim of Arabic script.

Algeria 1972 20 Centimes Obverse

Algeria 1972 20 Centimes Obverse

Algeria 1972 20 Centimes Reverse

Algeria 1972 20 Centimes Reverse

Identification code: Algeria KM-103

Date: 1972

Mint Mark: n/a (Paris)

Mintage: 20,000,000

Country of origin: France

Composition: Aluminum-bronze

Size: 22 mm

Weight: unknown

Other details: This coin was one of the many FAO issues in the late 60’s and 70’s. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Commission convinced participating countries to raise money for the “Food For All” program by selling numismatic items from 1968-1974.

Estimated Value: $0.25-$0.50

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