The Algerian franc was the nation’s currency from 1848, when the French came in, and 1964, when the French left. According to wikipedie, it replaced the budju, which was It “subdivided into 24 muzuna, each of 2 kharub or 29 asper.” There’s also this helpful information:

In the early 19th century, copper coins were issued in denominations of 2 and 5 aspers, billon 1 kharub, silver 3, 4, 6, 8 and 12 muzuna, 1 and 2 budju, and gold ¼, ½ and 1 sultani.

In came the franc, and notes like these showed how the evil colonial oppressors utterly eliminated local culture in favor of liberal, Western values. Or not.