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IMAGES SURFACE OF PURPORTED ISIS COINS

Dick Hanscom forwarded this article from the Daily Mail about images of what are said to be new coins issued by the ISIS group. I've cropped and rotated the photos (hope I got it right!) -Editor

ISIS coin 3 ISIS supporters have been showing off the depraved jihadi group's latest propaganda ploy on social media - Islamic State's own currency.

Several images of gold coins have been claimed as the long awaited and much talked about currency of ISIS.

One of the coins appears to have a detailed image of corn husks blowing in the wind whilst another coin has a map of the world.

The corn grains appear to be an attempt by ISIS to show how the brutal jihadist group provide for their people.

ISIS coin 2 ISIS coin 1

In reality, residents in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, have complained about food shortages amid rising prices since the arrival of ISIS in June 2014.

The coin is marked with the Arabic numeral one, suggesting the coin might not be worth a great deal.

Another coin, labelled with the Arabic number five, has a map of the world and the date written neatly in Arabic.

Each of the shiny gold coins have been described as being a 'dinar', a common currency unit used in nine pre-dominantly Islamic countries.

The gold dinar appears to be an attempt by ISIS to show its commitment to honour the historic roots of Islam as gold dinars were used under the Umayyad caliphate.

Several months ago, a couple of similar images of gold coins were passed around by ISIS supporters on networking sites.

Now with Eid coming soon after Ramadan, ISIS fanboys have excitingly claimed that the currency will be used in time for Eid.

This fantasy stems from the issue that ISIS continues to churn out propaganda material in an attempt to suggest that it operates as an actual state rather than a barbarous gang.

It remains to be seen whether the coins will actually be mass produced and replace the extremist group's ever reliance in buying and selling using US dollars.

To read the complete article, see:
Is this ISIS’s currency? Terror group supporters reveal photographs of gold coins on social media (www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3136312/Is-ISIS-s-currency-Terror-
group-supporters-reveal-photographs-gold-coins-social-media.html)

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