Illustrated below is the obverse and reverse of the 1949 20 Franc coin issued for Algeria. In 1949 Algeria was still ruled by France, Algerian coins were struck in France with French legends. The obverse shows the legend of the French Republic with the personification of the republic expressed as the head of "Marianne". The reverse shows the value between ears of wheat and the date with the legend of "Algerie" (Algeria). The metal is cupro-nickel and the diameter 23.2 mm.