Central Bank of Jordan Currency Museum
Located in King Hussein Street, the Central Bank of Jordan Currency Museum houses an incredible display of historical and modern Jordanian currencies. The depth of the exhibits that go back through history, even as far as the beginning of civilization, leaves people surprised at their expectations of the museum.
It is nearly more than just about the country’s currency, but also examines the Jordanian culture and history of development. These coins that were collected from the various periods were used during the time of the Greeks until the very last issue of Jordanian bank notes and coins. These bank notes were notably issued during the Islamic period from the artwork that was printed on them.
The exhibit also shows a collection of bank notes and coins that were used by the Jordanian Currency Board and Central Bank of Jordan. These include commemorative coins and medals that have been issued by these two institutions through the years.
The staff is friendly and welcome questions and point out coins. People who present their passports or any forms of identity enter the Central Bank of Jordan Currency Museum free of charge. It is definitely recommended for anyone who has some free time to spare in Amman and loves the history behind money, coins and banking.