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Metal filses - modern coins of Kuwait

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  • Capital:
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  • Kuwait, Republic
  • Kuwaiti dinar
  • Al Kuwait
  • of 17 820 sq. km
  • Arabian (state), English
  • KW (KWT) 414

National monetary unit of Kuwait is the dinar which consists of 1000 filses. In the cash circulation there are coins of denomination of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 filses.

The Dinar has been entered in 1961 for Indian rupee replacement in Persian gulf. Originally it was equivalent to 1 pound sterling. And as the rupee was equal to 1 shilling to 6 pence, the exchange occurred at a rate of 13 1/3 rupees for dinar.

At intrusion of Iraq into Kuwait in 1990, as currency the Kuwaiti dinar has been replaced Iraq, aggressors had been stole a considerable quantity of the Kuwaiti notes. After clearing the Kuwaiti dinar has been reduced as currency in the country and a new series of notes has been entered.

Nominal value: 5 filses
Stamping: 1996
the Material: Nickel-brass
the Note:
the Obverse of 5 filses of Kuwait the Reverse of 5 filses of Kuwait
Nominal value: 20 filses
Stamping: 1987
the Material: Stainless steel
the Note:
the Obverse of 20 filses of Kuwait the Reverse of 20 filses of Kuwait
Nominal value: 100 filses
Stamping: 1997
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse of 100 filses of Kuwait the Reverse of 100 filses of Kuwait

Notes Kuwait

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