Islamic State mints its own ‘Islamic Dinar’ coins

by Colin Freeman | The Telegraph  |  published on June 25, 2015

islamic-state-coin_3351547bIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has begun minting its own “Islamic dinar” coins, Syrian activists claimed on Tuesday night.

Pictures posted on social media showed a series of gold sovereigns bearing Isil inscriptions, and with a reported value of one gold dinar being with $139 (£89).

An anti-Isil activist by the name of Abu Ibrahim Raqqawi, who lives in the Isil controlled city of Raqqa in Syria, posted photographs of the coins on his Twitter account, saying they were due to come into circulation soon. Pictures were also posted on pro-Isil social media accounts.

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