Before going straight to the World’s Top 5 Strongest Currencies. let us view the origin of Currencies at glance. In ancient times, people were using the barter system for the exchange of goods and services. Goods were the only and prime sources for exchanging for such services. But the barter system has the major drawback of standard valuation as the exchanging medium had not any certain value. Over the period of time other different medium of exchanges had came into existence in place of  the Barter system. Such as Cowrie Shells, animals, etc.




Around 1000 BC, the metal cowrie were was the first form of metal money used and later converted into modern form of currency. Today, the currency has become the standardized medium for trading between any two countries. However, the value of these currencies is not absolute. They have relative value as compared to each other. Here are World’s top 5 strongest currencies which have the highest value.

Kuwaiti Dinar

  • Introduced: 1960
  • Origin: Kuwait
  • ISO Code: KWD
  • Currency Symbol: د.ك or KD
  • USD value: 3.28 $

World’s Top 5 Strongest Currencies

Among the world’s top 5 strongest currencies, the Kuwaiti dinar is the strongest currency. Among all Dinar series currencies, the Kuwaiti dinar has the highest value. The central bank of Kuwait is the authority who issues Kuwaiti Dinar. The Kuwaiti dinar is subdivided into fils. 1000 fils is equal to 1 Kuwaiti Dinar. Generally, Kuwaiti Dinar is used by Kuwait. Today, ¼, ½, 1, 5, 10, 20 dinars are available in form of banknotes & 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 fils are in use in form of coins.




Bahrain Dinar

  • Introduced: 1965
  • Origin: Bahrain
  • ISO Code: BHD
  • Currency Symbol: .د.ب or BD
  • USD value: 2.65 $

World’s Top 5 Strongest Currencies

Bahrain dinar is the second strongest currency in the world after Kuwaiti dinar. The Central bank of Bahrain has official power and authorization over issuance, control and withdrawal over this currency. Like Kuwaiti Dinar, Bahrain dinar is also subdivided into fils with the same conversion ratio i.e 1000 fils = 1 Bahrain Dinar. Generally, Bahrain Dinar is used by Bahrain only. Today, 1⁄2, 1, 5, 10, 20 Bahrain dinars are available in form of banknotes & 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 1⁄2 (500 fils) are in use in form of coins.

Omani Rial

  • Introduced: 1972
  • Origin: Oman
  • ISO Code: OMR
  • Currency Symbol: R.O. or ر.ع.
  • USD value: 2.60 $

World’s Top 5 Strongest Currencies

Omani Rial is the third strongest currency in the world after Bahrain dinar. The Central bank of Oman has official power and authorization over issuance, control and withdrawal over this currency. Omani Rial has also its sub-variant, named baisa. 1000 baisa = 1 Omani Rial. Omani Rial is used by the Oman only. At present, 100 & 200 baisa, 1⁄2, 1, 5, 10, 20 & 50 rials are available in form of banknotes & 5, 10, 25 & 50 baisa are in use in form of coins.




Jordan Dinar

  • Introduced: 1950
  • Origin: Jordan
  • ISO Code: JOD
  • Currency Symbol: د.أ
  • USD value: 41 $

World’s Top 5 Strongest Currencies

Jordan Dinar is the fourth-strongest currency in the world after the Omani rial. The Central bank of Jordan has official power and authorization over issuance, control and withdrawal over this currency. Dirham, Qirsh or Piastre, Fils are the available sub-variant of Jordan Dinar. All these sub-variant has different conversion ratios. Like 1 Jordan Dinar = 10 dirhams, 100 qirshes or piastre, 1000 fils. Jordan Dinar is acceptable in Jordan, West Bank countries. 1, 5, 10, 20 & 50 dinars are currently available in form of banknotes whereas ½, 1, 2½, 5, 10 piastres/qirsh, and ¼, ½, 1 dinar are in use in form of coins.

Pound Sterling

  • Introduced: 775 AD
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • ISO Code: GBP
  • Currency Symbol: £
  • USD value: 1.37 $

Sterling Pound is one of the oldest and fifth strongest currencies in the world. The Bank of England has official power and authorization over issuance, control and withdrawal over this currency. Penny or Pence is the only sub-variant of the pound, currently available in the world. 1 Pound = 100 Pennies Today, £1, £5, £10, £20, £50 & £100 are available in form of banknotes whereas 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, & £1, £2 are in use in form of coins.




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