FRONT: On the front you will see the astrolabe. An astrolabe is a historical instrument used by astronomers, navigators, and astrologers to measure time of day as well as locate and predict the position of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars. Although initially invented 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: On the back you will see the Spiral Minaret in Samarra which was built in 848-849 A.D. The Great Mosque of Samarra was at one time the largest mosque in the world. The vast spiralling cone is snail shaped at 52 meters high and 33 meters wide with a spiral ramp. The mosque had 17 aisles and the walls were panelled with mosaics of dark blue glass.
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On October 15. 2003, the new Iraqi Dinar Banknote series in the denominations of 50, 250, 1000, 5000, 10000 & 25000 were launched by Central Bank of Iraq. The new banknotes, printed in Britain, boast of the most up-to-date anti-counterfeit features, including watermarks, a security thread, raised letters, an optical variable ink and other variations to thwart counterfeiters. The new currency is one currency for the entire country of Iraq.
THOMAS DE LA RUE COMPANY has officially printed all New Iraqi Dinar banknotes. ALL OUR NEW IRAQI DINAR BANKNOTES HAVE BEEN CHECKED AND CERTIFIED TO BE AUTHENTIC & GENUINE ON THOMAS DE LA RUE MACHINE AND LEGALLY IMPORTED THROUGH U.S. CUSTOMS.
ACCORDING TO IMF COUNTRY INFORMATION ON IRAQ:
"Iraq is estimated to have the world’s second-largest oil reserves, with reserves recently revised upward from 115 to 143 billion barrels, based on new geological surveys. By the 1970s, Iraq’s oil resources had enabled the country to reach middle-income status, with a modern infrastructure, and good education and healthcare systems. Since then, however, Iraq has suffered through three devastating wars, a long period of economic and financial mismanagement, and international sanctions imposed during the 1990s.... Nevertheless, Iraq’s longer-term outlook is strong as domestic and foreign investment in the hydrocarbon sector starts to bear fruit, and oil production and exports are projected to increase considerably in the years ahead."