Currency of Jordan
The currency of Jordan is dinar with an ISO 4217 code of JOD. 1 dinar is divisible into 10 dirhams, 100 qirsh and 1000 fils. After the independence of Jordan in 1946, a provisional act was passed for the issuance of national currency because before the independence, Palestinian pound was the official currency in this region. A Jordan Currency Board was formed which was responsible for issuing and controlling the circulation of currency in Jordan. The Jordanian dinar gained the status of official currency of Jordan as of 1 July 1950.
Coins of Jordanian dinar are in circulation with the denominations of 1, 10, 20, 50 and 100 fils. These coins gradually minted to keep up the requirements and presence of small financial transactions. These coins are minted in copper plated steel, bronze plated steel, nickel plated steel and brass. The portrait on fifth series coins is the left pose of Hussein bin Talal and in sixth series coins, which were started to be minted in 2000, the portrait represents Abdullah II facing right.
The bank notes of the currency of Jordan (dinar) started circulating in 1949. The denominations of these notes are 500 fils, 1, 5, 10 and 50 dinar. Different portraits are printed on obverse and reverse sides of all these notes. As if at 1-dinar note, you find a portrait of Sharif Hussein bin Ali and on the backside, the Great Arab Revolt is represented.