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Renderings show a 5 gold dinar coin -- a new coin that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- ordered the group to start minting.

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According to photographs of coin prototypes, they carry the words in Arabic: "The Islamic State / A Caliphate Based on the Doctrine of the Prophet."

It's unclear where the Islamic State group intends to get the gold, silver and copper for the coins. It said the dinar's purchasing power would be its weight in gold, silver or copper.

One of the gold coins carries the symbol of seven stalks of wheat, mentioned in the Quran, while another has the map of the world, a reference to Islam someday ruling the entire world.

One of the silver coins shows a sword and a shield in a reference to holy war, or jihad while another has a minaret symbolizing Damascus mentioned in one of the Prophet Muhammad's sayings.

Another coin carries the symbol of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, where the Prophet prayed. It's revered as Islam's third-holiest place, complete with the site's iconic gold-topped Dome of the Rock, which enshrines the rock from which Muslims believe the Prophet ascended to heaven.

The copper coins carry the symbol of the crescent moon and three palm trees, also significant in Islam.

The posting said instructions from the Islamic State's treasury department would be forthcoming, explaining to the people how to use the currency.

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Post time 2014-11-15 20:06:23 |Display all floors
Just curious, the US capable to bombard Libya into a regime change.

But why the yanks unable to prevent IS to gain stronghold in Iraq and Syria?

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