1973-2002 | 2003-2015



50 Dinars, 2003

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Front: Grain silo in Basrah

Working at full capacity the facility can off-load and process 60,000 tonnes of grain per hour.

Back: Date Palms

Iraq used to be the world's largest producer and exporter of dates. Over 600 varieties are grown in-country.


Grain silo in Basrah

Grain silo in Basrah

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250 Dinars, 2003

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Front: Astrolobe

One of the earliest scientific instruments, able to measure the time of day or night and altitude and latitude, conceived by the Greeks. It was further developed by medieval Arab astronomers, who used it to help determine the time for fasting during the month of Ramadan.

Back: Spiral Minaret in Samarra

Built in 848-849 A.D. Samarra was then the Abbasid Empire's capital city.


Spiral Minaret in Samarra

Spiral Minaret in Samarra

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500 Dinars, 2013

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Front: Ducan Dam

The dam is located by Al Zab dowside river within Sulaimania governorate. It is 70 KM far to the north west of Sulaimania city. Overall Storage Capacity: 6.8 Billion cubic meter.

Back: Winged Bull

It is a huge statue 4.42 M in length and weighs more than 10 tons.


1000 Dinars, 2003

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Front: Medieval dinar coin

Used in this region until superseded by more modern coins and notes.

Back: Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad

Built in the mid-thirteenth century. It was the most prominent university in the Islamic world in the Middle Ages.


5000 Dinars, 2003

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Front: Guli-Ali Beg and its 800 meter waterfall

Back: The second century desert fortress of Al-Ukhether in Karbala


10,000 Dinars, 2003

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Front: Abu Ali al Hassan ibn al Haitham (965-1040), Arab mathematician and physicist

His most important work, although he wrote some 200 books, is a seven volume series on optics Kitab al-Manazir, in which he gives the first correct explanation of vision, showing that light is reflected from an object into the eye. He is said to have "invented" the camera obscura.

Back: Hadba minaret at the Great Nurid Mosque in Mosul

Built in 1172 A.D by Nurridin Zangi, the then Turkish ruler. The 59 meter high minaret leans 8 feet off the perpendicular. That is how it earned its Arabic name Al-Hadba ("The humped").


25,000 Dinars, 2003

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Front: Kurdish farmer holding sheaf of wheat, tractor in the background

Back: Ancient Babylonian King Hammurabi

Credited with writing the first code of law in human history. He founded the First Dynasty of Babylon in 1700 BC, leading Babylonia into a period of great prosperity.


10,000 Dinars, 2013 (2014) Hybrid Polymer

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Front: Freedom Monument at al-Tahrir Square in Baghdad designed by the artist Jawad Salim

Back: Hadba minaret at the Great Nurid Mosque in Mosul

Built in 1172 A.D by Nurridin Zangi, the then Turkish ruler. The 59 meter high minaret leans 8 feet off the perpendicular. That is how it earned its Arabic name Al-Hadba ("The humped").

Courtesy fortumor


Freedom Monument

Freedom Monument

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50,000 Dinars, 2015

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Front: Jug SPARK patch; water wheel on the Euphrates river; palm trees; flying birds; Gali Ali Beg waterfall in Kurdistan

Back: Fishermen poling canoes through marshes with flying ducks; reed house; outline map of Iraq

Courtesy banknote news

1973-2002 | 2003-2015

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Iraq, located in the Near East bordered by Kuwait, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, was a kingdom 1932-1958. It became a republic in 1958. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Iraq.




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