The dinar is the official currency of several countries.
The history of the dinar dates to the gold dinar, an early Islamic coin corresponding to the Byzantine denarius auri. The gold dinar has been revived as a bullion gold coin called the Islamic gold dinar.
Countries currently using the dinar or similar
Countries Currency ISO 4217 code Algeria Algerian dinar DZD Bahrain Bahraini dinar BHD Iraq Iraqi dinar IQD Jordan Jordanian dinar JOD Kuwait Kuwaiti dinar KWD Libya Libyan dinar LYD Macedonia Macedonian denar MKD Malaysia Kelantanese dinar MYD Serbia Serbian dinar RSD Tunisia Tunisian dinar TND
Countries and regions which have previously used the dinar
The 8th century English king Offa of Mercia minted copies of Abbasid dinars struck in 774 by Caliph Al-Mansur with "Offa Rex" centered on the reverse. The moneyer visibly had no understanding of Arabic as the Arabic text contains many errors. Such coins may have been produced in order to trade with Islamic Spain.
- Abu Dhabi: the Abu Dhabi dinar or Bahraini dinar which were used from 1966 to 1973
- Bosnia and Herzegovina: the Bosnia and Herzegovina dinar
- Croatia: the Croatian dinar
- Iran: the Iranian rial was divided into 100 dinars
- Republic of Serbian Krajina: the Krajina dinar
- Republika Srpska: the Republika Srpska dinar
- South Yemen: the South Yemeni dinar
- Sudan: the Sudanese dinar
- Yugoslavia: the Yugoslav dinar
- Krause, Chester L. and Clifford Mishler (2003). 2004 Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1901–Present. Colin R. Bruce II (senior editor) (31st ed. ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0873495934.
- Malaysia: Kelantan collects Zakat in Shariah money
Currencies named dinar or similar Circulating Obsolete As subunit See also
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