NGC Registry

Collection Manager >

Part 1: Jordan Circulation Coins

Category:  World Coins
Last Modified:  11/27/2012
  
Set Description


The "circulation-type" coins of Jordan are divided into six distinct issues, based on the general characteristics of the coins as discussed below. The reason I call these coins "circulation-type" as opposed to just "circulation" is that there are some dates included in this group that were never released into circulation; they were minted exclusively for collector mint sets. Additionally, the coins in this group are all MS coins, and not proofs. Proof strikes for many of the coins in this group exist, and are included in Part 2 of this signature set.

# 1st Issue: 1949 #
This is the first issue of Jordanian coins ever. It consists of 7 coins (6 denominations). The initial batch of the 1 Fils denomination was erroneously minted bearing the incorrect singular "Fil". This was fixed in later strikes, thus creating KM #1 and KM #2.

# 2nd Issue: 1955-1967 #
This issue differs very slightly from the first issue. The only difference is that the English side of the coin reads "THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN" whereas the 1st Issue coins read "THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF THE JORDAN". This issue consists of 28 coins: 1955 (5 coins), 1960 (3 coins), 1962 (4 coins), 1963 (1 coin), 1964 (7 coins), 1965 (6 coins), and 1967 (2 coins). Notice that the 1964 issue has two versions of the 5 Fils denomination. This is because the first variation of the coin bears Islamic "AH" date 1383, while the second variation bears the date 1384. Keep in mind that the Islamic calendar is not in sync with the Gregorian calendar and is based on the lunar cycle.

# 3rd Issue: 1968-1977 #
This issue was introduced shortly after the Central Bank of Jordan replaced the Jordan Currency Board (1964). Initially, the same denominations that had been in circulation previously were kept, with one exception: the 20 Fils was replaced by a 25 Fils. Shortly afterwards, however, a ¼ Dinar (250 Fils) denomination was also introduced. One side of the coins featured the denomination and date while the other featured the late King Hussein I of Jordan. All in all, this issue consists of 27 coins: 1968 (6 coins), 1970 (5 coins), 1972 (2 coins), 1974 (5 coins), 1975 (6 coins), and 1977 (3 coins).

# 4th Issue: 1978-1991 #
This issue is identical to the previous issue except for the fact that the image of King Hussein had been modified to feature the monarch as an older man. This issue consists of 27 coins: 1978 (7 coins), 1981 (4 coins), 1984 (5 coins), 1985 (7 coins), 1989 (3 coins), and 1991 (3 coins).

# 5th Issue: 1992-1998 #
A new, refreshing design was long-overdue when this issue was introduced. The new set of coins completely eliminated the 1 Fils, but all other denominations remained. Additionally, two new high denominations were introduced: the half Dinar and the Dinar coins. Keep in mind that a Dinar consists of 100 Piastres (or Qirsh's), which is equivalent to 1000 Fils. This issue consists of 18 coins: 1992 (3 coins), 1993 (2 coins), 1994 (1 coin), 1996 (8 coins), 1997 (3 coins), and 1998 (2 coins).

# 6th Issue: 2000-present #
Due to the untimely death of King Hussein I, the 5th Issue was discontinued and similar coins, but bearing the likeness of King Abdullah II, were introduced. This issue consists of 18 coins: 2000 (5 coins), 2004 (2 coins), 2006 (4 coins), 2008 (4 coins), and 2009 (5 coins). In 2000, there are two varieties of the 1 Qirsh coin. The first variety has the Gregorian date to the left and the Islamic date to the right. In the second varierty, these dates are flipped.

Set Goals
This is Part 1 of 7 in a collection consisting of all Jordanian coins and medals, including Jordan-themed foreign items as well. Part 1 contains all "circulation-type" coins ever minted by government of Jordan.

LINKS
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7


Bookmark and Share


Slot Name
Origin/Country
Item Description
Full Grade
Owner Comments
Pics
View Coin KM# 1 JORDAN FIL AH1368//1949 NGC MS 65 RD 1 Fil 1949, Business Strike - "Fils" is the correct Arabic singular. It is unknown how many were minted with this error, but it is likely that the number is between 25,000 and 50,000 of the total mintages of KM# 1 and KM# 2.
View Coin KM# 2 JORDAN FILS AH1368//1949 BSEISO COLLECTION NGC MS 65 RD 1 Fils 1949, Business Strike - Mintage: 350,000 (including KM# 1)
View Coin KM# 3 JORDAN 5F AH1368//1949 NGC MS 65 RD 5 Fils 1949, Business Strike - Mintage: 3,300,000
View Coin KM# 4 JORDAN 10F AH1368//1949 BSEISO COLLECTION NGC MS 65 RD 10 Fils 1949, Business Strike - Mintage: 2,700,000
View Coin KM# 5 JORDAN 20F AH1368//1949 BSEISO COLLECTION NGC MS 66 20 Fils 1949, Business Strike - Mintage: 1,570,000
View Coin KM# 6 JORDAN 50F AH1368//1949 BSEISO COLLECTION NGC MS 66 50 Fils 1949, Business Strike - Mintage: 2,500,000
View Coin KM# 7 JORDAN 100F AH1368//1949 NGC MS 65 100 Fils 1949, Business Strike - Mintage: 2,000,000
View Coin KM# 8 JORDAN FILS AH1374//1955 NGC MS 65 Red Brown 1 Fils 1955, Business Strike - Mintage: 200,000
View Coin KM# 9 JORDAN 5F AH1374//1955 NGC MS 62 Brown 5 Fils 1955, Business Strike - Mintage: 3,500,000
View Coin KM# 10 JORDAN 10F AH1374//1955 NGC MS 63 Red Brown 10 Fils 1955, Business Strike - Mintage: 1,500,000
View Coin KM# 11 JORDAN 50F AH1374//1955 NGC MS 66 50 Fils 1955, Business Strike - Mintage: 2,500,000
View Coin KM# 12 JORDAN 100F AH1374//1955 NGC MS 62 100 Fils 1955, Business Strike - Mintage: 500,000
View Coin KM# 8 JORDAN FILS AH1379//1960 NGC MS 65 Red 1 Fils 1960, Business Strike - Mintage: 150,000
View Coin KM# 9 Jordan 5F AH1380//1960 JORDAN NGC MS 63 BN 5 Fils 1960, Business Strike - Mintage: 540,000
View Coin KM# 10 Jordan 10F AH1380//1960 JORDAN NGC MS 65 RB 10 Fils 1960, Business Strike - Mintage: 60,000
View Coin KM# 9 JORDAN 5F AH1382//1962 NGC MS 65 RB 5 Fils 1962, Business Strike - Mintage: 250,000
View Coin KM# 10 Jordan 10F AH1382//1962 JORDAN NGC MS 61 RB 10 Fils 1962, Business Strike - Mintage: 2,300,000
View Coin KM# 11 JORDAN 50F AH1382//1962 NGC MS 65 50 Fils 1962, Business Strike - Mintage: 750,000
View Coin KM# 12 JORDAN 100F AH1382//1962 NGC MS 64 100 Fils 1962, Business Strike - Mintage: 600,000
View Coin KM# 8 JORDAN FILS AH1382//1963 NGC MS 65 RD 1 Fils 1963, Business Strike - Mintage: 200,000
View Coin KM# 8 JORDAN FILS AH1383//1964 NGC MS 64 Red Brown 1 Fils 1964, Business Strike - Mintage: 3,000 (minted for sets only)
View Coin KM# 9 JORDAN 5F AH1384//1964 NGC MS 64 Red Brown 5 Fils 1964/1383, Business Strike - Mintage: 3,000 (minted for sets only)
View Coin KM# 9 Jordan 5F AH1384//1964 JORDAN NGC MS 63 RB 5 Fils 1964/1384, Business Strike - Mintage: 2,500,000
View Coin KM# 10 JORDAN 10F AH1383//1964 NGC MS 63 Brown 10 Fils 1964, Business Strike - Mintage: 1,253,000
View Coin KM# 13 JORDAN 20F AH1383//1964 NGC MS 65 20 Fils 1964, Business Strike - Mintage: 3,000 (minted for sets only)
View Coin KM# 11 JORDAN 50F AH1383//1964 NGC MS 63 50 Fils 1964, Business Strike - Mintage: 1,003,000
View Coin KM# 12 JORDAN 100F AH1383//1964 NGC MS 63 100 Fils 1964, Business Strike - Mintage: 3,000 (minted for sets only)
View Coin KM# 8 JORDAN FILS AH1385//1965 NGC MS 63 Brown 1 Fils 1965, Business Strike - Mintage: 5,000 (minted for sets only)
View Coin KM# 9 JORDAN 5F AH1385//1965 NGC MS 64 Brown 5 Fils 1965, Business Strike - Mintage: 5,000 (minted for sets only)
View Coin KM# 10 JORDAN 10F AH1385//1965 NGC MS 64 Brown 10 Fils 1965, Business Strike - Mintage: 1,005,000
View Coin KM# 13 JORDAN 20F AH1385//1965 NGC MS 66 20 Fils 1965, Business Strike - Mintage: 5,000 (minted for sets only)
View Coin KM# 11 JORDAN 50F AH1385//1965 NGC MS 64 50 Fils 1965, Business Strike - Mintage: 1,505,000
View Coin KM# 12 JORDAN 100F AH1385//1965 NGC MS 63 100 Fils 1965, Business Strike - Mintage: 405,000
View Coin KM# 9 JORDAN 5F AH1387//1967 NGC MS 64 Red Brown 5 Fils 1967, Business Strike - Mintage: 2,000,000
View Coin KM# 10 JORDAN 10F AH1387//1967 NGC MS 63 Red 10 Fils 1967, Business Strike - Mintage: 1,000,000
View Coin KM# 14 Jordan FILS AH1387//1968 JORDAN NGC MS 64 RD 1 Fils 1968, Business Strike - Mintage: 60,000
View Coin KM# 15 Jordan 5F AH1387//1968 JORDAN NGC MS 62 RD 5 Fils 1968, Business Strike - Mintage: 800,000
View Coin KM# 16 Jordan 10F AH1387//1968 JORDAN NGC MS 62 RD 10 Fils 1968, Business Strike - Mintage: 500,000
View Coin KM# 17 Jordan 25F AH1387//1968 JORDAN NGC MS 63 25 Fils 1968, Business Strike - Mintage: 200,000
View Coin KM# 18 Jordan 50F AH1387//1968 JORDAN NGC MS 64 50 Fils 1968, Business Strike - Mintage: 400,000
View Coin KM# 19 Jordan 100F AH1387//1968 JORDAN NGC MS 65 100 Fils 1968, Business Strike - Mintage: 175,000
View Coin KM# 15 JORDAN 5F AH1390//1970 NGC MS 64 Red 5 Fils 1970, Business Strike
View Coin KM# 16 Jordan 10F AH1390//1970 JORDAN NGC MS 63 RB 10 Fils 1970, Business Strike - Mintage: 1,000,000
View Coin KM# 17 Jordan 25F AH1390//1970 JORDAN NGC MS 66 25 Fils 1970, Business Strike - Mintage: 240,000
View Coin KM# 18 JORDAN 50F AH1390(1970) BSEISO COLLECTION NGC MS 62 50 Fils 1970, Business Strike
View Coin KM# 28 JORDAN 1/4D AH1390//1970 NGC MS 62 ¼ Dinar 1970, Business Strike
View Coin KM# 15 5F AH1392(1972) JORDAN BSEISO COLLECTION NGC MS 62 BN 5 Fils 1972, Business Strike
View Coin KM# 16 10F AH1392(1972) JORDAN BSEISO COLLECTION NGC MS 62 BN 10 Fils 1972, Business Strike
View Coin KM# 15 Jordan 5F AH1394//1974 JORDAN NGC MS 64 RB 5 Fils 1974, Business Strike - Mintage: 2,000,000
View Coin KM# 16 Jordan 10F AH1394//1974 JORDAN NGC MS 64 RD 10 Fils 1974, Business Strike - Mintage: 1,000,000
Page 1 of 3 (126 items)
Prev
[1]
2
3
Next

To follow or send a message to this user,
please log in