Reports coming from Syria and Iraq confirm that ISIS has started issuing its own currency, the ‘Golden Dinar,’ in areas it controls. The currency, which ISIS first unveiled in late 2014, will first be used to trade oil, according to the reports.
A thread on a main ISIS forum claimed on Friday that the terror group’s ‘Finance Ministry’ in the Nineveh province, in northern Iraq, organized a meeting two weeks ago with shopkeepers selling gold locally. ISIS announced at that meeting that the group will soon issue its gold currency ‘in cities like Mosul and Raqqa,’ according to users on the terror group’s forum. Others posts on the same platform claimed that the group started issuing the ‘Golden Dinar’ on Saturday in territories ISIS controls.
This post was published at TruthinGold on July 4, 2016.