Monday, June 11, 2012

1949 Jordan 20 Fils

Have a Jordanian coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Jordan is hot. Not the basketball player the country. Average June temps in some cities can be 112 Fahrenheit. Sure that is also becoming true for parts of the American west but at least over there it is a dry heat.

Yes this coin is sort of obsolete but is still part of the monetary system. Currently Jordan uses the dinar so 1 Dinar = 1000 Fils. That means at today's exchange rate 20 Fils  $0.03 U.S. dollars.


اَلمَمْلَكَة اَلأُرْدُنِيَّة اَلهَاشِمِيَّة
THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF THE JORDAN TWENTY FILS 20 1949

Hashemites are said to be descendants of the prophet Muhammad. Lots of typical Arabic style on the coin, meaning no people, a simple wreath, and the 1368 Islamic year on the front.

Here are the stats...
Type/Country: 20 Fils / Jordan
Year: 1949
Mintage: 1,570,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.50 in Very-Fine

Side note: Of all four J countries typically listed in coin books, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, and Jordan, I am missing just the Jersey coins.

Do you have a coin from Jordan and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

9 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Tyler Lawrence said...

The other day I got a 1907 Liberty Head Nickel. It's not in good shape, especially the back. It still looks nice, though. I'm surprised I found it.

Man said...

1907 Liberty Head Nickel. It's not in good shape

Still about $1.00 for a 105 year old coin that is great.

Tyler Lawrence said...

I also got my first mercury dime, and two more Indian cents. The problem with one of them, is that it is 1890, but someone plated it with gold. Does that make the value less?

Man said...

got my first mercury dime, and two more Indian cents.
--Nice ones, I got a goodie too but I will post on Friday.

The problem with one of them, is that it is 1890, but someone plated it with gold. Does that make the value less?
--Yes, it drops it to about $0.03 in copper value. The gold is never enough to raise value.
That said these are sold as novelty coins for $5.00. But no collectors value.

Tyler Lawrence said...

That's too bad. An 1890 Indian cent is really old, so I don't know why someone would want to ruin it.

Man said...

An 1890 Indian cent is really old, so I don't know why someone would want to ruin it.

10 years ago these cents sold for $0.50 so if you can plate it in $0.0001 of gold you can sell it to non-colllectors for a few bucks.

Adaam Myeinna said...

its an arabian piece
all about old coins http://oldworldcoins.blogspot.com see it

Chrystal said...

I was given this as change a few years back. Thought it was interesting and felt like sharing.

Really not sure what year though. All I can read is "The Hasemite Kingdom of Jordan" and "10 fils"

If you know anything about it, please let me know!

Front:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/photos_by_chrystal/7783017366/in/photostream/

Back:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/photos_by_chrystal/7783019392/in/photostream/

Man said...

All I can read is "The Hasemite Kingdom of Jordan" and "10 fils"

It is 1984 about $0.10 in that shape.

Here are the stats...
Type/Country: 10 Fils / Jordan
Year: 1984
Mintage: 10,000,000
Metal: Bronze