These two Iraqi banknotes are among the last printed with the portrait of Saddam Hussein. Released in 2001 and 2002 shortly before his downfall. The numbering is in Arabic.
The 25 Dinars note is from 2011 and the 10,000 dinars from 2002. Both notes bear the portrait of the Saddam Hussein who was sometimes referred to as, "the Butcher of Baghdad".
Shortly before the fall of Saddam’s regime the largest ever denomination note of 10,000 Dinars was placed in circulation. Prior to this the largest available note was 250 dinars. In the ensuing conflict and eventual ousting of Saddam a large number of unofficial notes began to flood the market. the printing plates had gone missing and notes on poor quality paper using low grade inks were plentiful. These notes were referred to as the "unofficial issues", but it was very hard to determine which was genuine and which was not. It transpires that almost all of the notes are unofficial and the genuine notes are really quite scarce.
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