Because the Iraqi dinar did not follow suit when the US dollar was devalued in the early 70s, the dinar was able to skyrocket to a value of more than $3 US comparatively. Even though the Iraqi dinar is considered by many standards to be exotic since oil is always old in dollars, you will find that it is still widely used across the country. Fortunately, you will find that the Iraqi dinar is easy to acquire, easy to use and easy to exchange.
Iraqi currency that was printed prior to the Gulf War was often noted as the Iraqi dinar with the word Swiss before it because printing technology was used that came from that country. However, in 1991, the Iraqi dinar saw notes for 50 and 100 dinar introduced as well as a 250 dinars note in 1995, a 10,000 dinars note that came out in 2002, and finally, a 500 dinars note that entered into the market in 2004. Fortunately, because of this, you can easily find dinar for sale in a variety of denominations. Moreover, you will find it just as easy to convert dinars to dollars if you need to exchange the Iraqi currancy either while you are there or when you leave.
In order to make the most of dinars, you should go and see a banker once your trip to Iraq has been squared up. When you see the right banker, it will be very easy for you to purchase and exchange dinar in any notable denomination. Once you do, you will have the currency of the locals and will be able to use it anywhere you go. Remember that even though dollars are widely accepted, dinars are still the country’s local currency.
As you travel around Iraq, you will find that people may regard you differently in a positive way by simply having dinars with you. In doing so, you may have a more pleasant experience in some places and be able to get better prices on anything that you want to buy. Ultimately, this can help you to enjoy your time in Iraq much more.
In the end, you will see that using the local currency will help you to reflect differently on your trip. Moreover, you will find that you will have more reason to come back. If you do, simply gather some more dinar and you will have a great trip.