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
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.