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Gold dinar

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Why did the Islamic State group decide de issue its own gold currency?

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Photos: Islamic State Mints Coins

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Inside Raqqa: How ISIS used its own currency to profit from war

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Islamic State 'launches first coin of currency'

The gold dinar is an Islamic medieval gold coin first issued in AH 77 (696–697 CE) by Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. The weight of the dinar is 1 mithqal.
  • Background 

  • First dated coins 

  • First silver dirham 

  • First gold dinar