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|
|Variety of currencies||We have more than 60 currencies. We are specialists.||Only major currencies. Travel money is just a secondary business for banks.|
|Availability of currencies||Immediate availability of currencies in our branches. Click and collect.||If they can actually get your exotic currency, prepare for a couple of visits to your bank before you can have the money on your hands.|
|Expenses||We only charge the exchange rate, without commissions. If you book online you have the best price.||The bank sets its own margin plus a commission.|
|Different denominations available||At Global Exchange, you’ll get a variety of banknotes with different denominations, adapted to all your payment needs.||No. Prepare for refusals and complaints in foreign languages when paying with «big» banknotes abroad.|
|Delivery options||Order online to benefit from a price reduction and collect at the airport.||You will have to visit your bank twice: once to order your currency and wait for it to come. The second visit to collect it. |