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Metal dinars and kuruses (piastres) - modern coins of Jordan

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  • Jordan, Hashimit Kingdom
  • Dinar Jordan
  • Amman
  • of 92 300 sq. km
  • Arabian (state), English
  • JO (JOR) 400

Monetary unit of Jordan is the dinar which is equal to 10 dirhams, 100 kuruses or piastres and 1000 filses. Since 1992 filses and dirhams are not used any more. Coins are manufactured by nominal value 1/2, 1 kurus, 2 1/2, 5, 10 piastres, 1/4 1/2, 1 dinar. Till 1949 in Jordan as currency the Palestinian pound was used. Dinar Jordan introduction was spent on a parity 1:1 to the Palestinian pound.

New coins to Jordan have been entered in 1949 in nominal value into 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 filses. In the first issue of coins in 1 fils, the name it has been rapped out with an error - "1 fil". Coins in 20 filses were minted till 1965. The first issue of coins in 25 filses has occurred in 1968, and coins in 1/4 dinars in 1970. The last issue of coins in 1 fils has been spent in 1985. Coins have started to manufacture 1/2 and 1 dinar since 1996.

Nominal value: 1 kurus
Stamping: 1994
the Material: a Steel plated bronze
the Note: the Obverse - King Hussein ben Talal
the Obverse 1 kurus of Jordan the Reverse 1 kurus of Jordan
Nominal value: 10 piastres
Stamping: 2000
the Material: the Nickel-plated steel
the Note: the Obverse - King Abdalla II
the Obverse of 10 piastres of Jordan the Reverse of 10 piastres of Jordan
Nominal value: 1/2 dinars
Stamping: 2000
the Material: the Center - aluminium with bronze, a ring - a Copper-Nickel
the Note: the Obverse - King Abdalla II
the Obverse 1/2 dinars of Jordan the Reverse 1/2 dinars of Jordan

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