The Jordanian dinar
The dinar is the currency of Jordan and the West Bank, where it circulates along with the Israeli new shekel. Click here for more information.
The dinar started circulating in Jordan in 1949, and before that the Palestinian pound was the currency used. The dinar is subdivided into 100 piastres or 1000 fulus.
In 1964 the Central Bank of Jordan was established and the first series of banknotes were issued in denominations of 0.5, 1, 5 and 10 dinar, all of which had the image of King Hussein printed on them.
Until 1992, denominations in fils, qirsh, dirhams and dinars were written in Arabic, and only fils and dinar in English. Since 1992, fils and dirhams denominations are no longer used.
Coins in current circulation are of 1, 2.5, 5 and 10 piastres, and 0.25, 0.5 and 1 dinar.
Regarding banknotes, denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 dinar are in use.
Date of creation:
Central Bank of Jordan
|Global Exchange||Your high-street bank|
|Currencies available||Up to 39. We are specialists||Only major currencies. Banks do not pay enough attention to this kind of service.|
|Ready currency||Ever ready, immediately, in our branches at the airport.||Banks have to order currency to the Headquarters and it can.|
|Expenses||Only the exchange rate, without any additional charges, and if you order it online you get the best price.||The bank has its own margin and adds a commission.|
|Currency divided in different denominations.||Of course! We care about you and your needs while you travel abroad.||No. Prepare for refusals and complaints in foreign languages when paying with «big» banknotes.|
|Delivery options||Collect at the airport/branch of your preference. It is all about comfort!||You must visit your bank at least twice: once to order it and another one to collect it, thus having to be on the lookout for its arrival.|
|Anything else?||Yes: our Iberia Plus Customers who reserve online earn Avios for their purchases, as when they buy at the airport.||Avi-what? No sir! This is a bank, not an airline company!|