ISIS gold coins revealed on social media

The photos show one coin with a detailed image of sheaths of wheat blowing in the wind, whilst another has a map of the world. (Twitter)

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seems to have minted its own currency, according to Syrian activists.

Anti-ISIS activist Abu Ibrahim Raqqawi, the founder of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” shared the photos of the coins on Twitter and said they would be put into use soon.

The photos show one coin with a detailed image of sheaths of wheat blowing in the wind, whilst another has a map of the world. On the flip side, there is Arabic inscriptions that read: “The Islamic State” and “A caliphate based on the doctrine of the prophet.”

The militant group announced in November last year that it was looking to reinstate the golden dinar and silver dirham in areas it controls as a means of exchange instead of the regular liras.

The group said it wanted to free Muslims from the “satanic global economic system.”

ISIS put the exchange rate of its currency as: One gold dinar is $139 and one silver dirham is one dollar, reported Terror Monitor.

ISIS currency

ISIS currency

The dinar was used throughout the Arabian Peninsula in the early days of Islam circa 634 CE.

Al Arabiya News could not independently verify whether the coins would be put into use soon.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44
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