Jordan Coinage: 1949
under King: Abdullah I bin al-Hussein
 
Currency: Dinar = 10 Dirhams = 100 piastres (qirsh) = 1000 fils
Before 1949, Jordan used the Palestinian pound as its currency.
 
AH1368 - 1949 [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.
 

KM#1 1 Fil. Year: AH1368 - 1949. Weight: 3.00g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 18.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value and date within crowned circle having sprigs below. Al-Mamlaka(t) Al-Urduniya(t) Al-Hashemiya(t) written outside the circle. Two stars on both sides of the crown. Reverse: Denomination in circle. Value above and date below the circle. "The Hashemite Kingdom of The Jordan" written outside the circle with a star at the bottom. Mintage: 350,000 + 25 (Proof), including below. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Abdullah ibn al-Hussein.

Note: "FIL" is an error/wrong Arabic singular for "FILS".

KM#2 1 Fils. Year: AH1368 - 1949. Weight: 3.00g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 18.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value and date within crowned circle having sprigs below. Al-Mamlaka(t) Al-Urduniya(t) Al-Hashemiya(t) written outside the circle. Two stars on both sides of the crown. Reverse: Denomination in circle. Value above and date below the circle. "The Hashemite Kingdom of The Jordan" written outside the circle with a star at the bottom. Mintage: including above. Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Abdullah ibn al-Hussein.

KM#3 5 Fils ( Qirsh). Year: AH1368 - 1949. Weight: 5.90g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 24.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value and date within crowned circle having sprigs below. Al-Mamlaka(t) Al-Urduniya(t) Al-Hashemiya(t) written outside the circle. Two stars on both sides of the crown. Reverse: Denomination in circle. Value above and date below the circle. "The Hashemite Kingdom of The Jordan" written outside the circle with a star at the bottom. Mintage: 3,300,000 + 25 (Proof). Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Abdullah ibn al-Hussein.

KM#4 10 Fils (Qirsh). Year: AH1368 - 1949. Weight: 9.90g. Metal: Bronze. Diameter: 27.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value and date within crowned circle having sprigs below. Al-Mamlaka(t) Al-Urduniya(t) Al-Hashemiya(t) written outside the circle. Two stars on both sides of the crown. Reverse: Denomination in circle. Value above and date below the circle. "The Hashemite Kingdom of The Jordan" written outside the circle with a star at the bottom. Mintage: 2,700,000 + 25 (Proof). Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Abdullah ibn al-Hussein.

KM#5 20 Fils. Year: AH1368 - 1949. Weight: 3.85g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 19.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value and date within crowned circle having sprigs below. Al-Mamlaka(t) Al-Urduniya(t) Al-Hashemiya(t) written outside the circle. Two stars on both sides of the crown. Reverse: Denomination in circle. Value above and date below the circle. "The Hashemite Kingdom of The Jordan" written outside the circle with a star at the bottom. Mintage: 1,570,000 + 25 (Proof). Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Abdullah ibn al-Hussein.

KM#6 50 Fils ( Dirham). Year: AH1368 - 1949. Weight: 7.40g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 26.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value and date within crowned circle having sprigs below. Al-Mamlaka(t) Al-Urduniya(t) Al-Hashemiya(t) written outside the circle. Two stars on both sides of the crown. Reverse: Denomination in circle. Value above and date below the circle. "The Hashemite Kingdom of The Jordan" written outside the circle with a star at the bottom. Mintage: 2,700,000 + 25 (Proof). Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Abdullah ibn al-Hussein.

KM#7 100 Fils (Dirham). Year: AH1368 - 1949. Weight: 11.97g. Metal: Copper-Nickel. Diameter: 30.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint. Obverse: Value and date within crowned circle having sprigs below. Al-Mamlaka(t) Al-Urduniya(t) Al-Hashemiya(t) written outside the circle. Two stars on both sides of the crown. Reverse: Denomination in circle. Value above and date below the circle. "The Hashemite Kingdom of The Jordan" written outside the circle with a star at the bottom. Mintage: 2,000,000 + 25 (Proof). Minted Years: One year type. Ruler: Abdullah ibn al-Hussein.
 
 
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