IQD (Iraqi Dinar)

DEFINITION of 'IQD (Iraqi Dinar)'

The currency abbreviation or currency symbol for the Iraqi dinar (IQD), the currency of Iraq. The Iraqi dinar is made up of 1,000 fils. The dinar replaced the Indian rupee as the country's national currency, and is issued by the Central Bank of Iraq.


The dinar was first seen in 1931 and was pegged with the British pound until 1959. It was pegged to the U.S. dollar thereafter, and the dinar was worth over $3 in U.S. currency until the Gulf War. The dinar devalued drastically at that point, but new currency was issued and this new currency has been valued at a set rate by the International Monetary Fund.