The dinar is the money of Algeria. 100 santeem make 1 dinar. The name "dinar" comes from the Roman denarius. Algeria started using the dinar on 1 April 1964. Bank notes are issued by the Central Bank of Algeria. The symbol for the Dinar is DA; the Arabic symbol is (د.ج).
In 1964, the Algerian Dinar replaced the Algerian Franc. Banknotes were distributed in 5, 10, and 100 Dinar denominations. Coins were also issued in 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, and 1 santeem denominations.