Given our long history of proactively working with federal authorities, Sterling Currency Group was completely surprised by the federal complaint and continues to strongly deny any allegations of wrong doing.

Sterling has been in business as a currency exchange company since 2004 and in that time has conducted millions of exchange service transactions with nearly 200,000 customers, maintaining an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau from 2004 until we ceased operations involuntarily on June 3rd, 2015.

Sterling has spent millions of dollars and logged thousands of hours to ensure complete compliance with statutes and regulations in all 50 states as well as with the federal government. Additionally, the company has also proactively sought independent audits and inspections since 2007. It has requested and participated in meetings with officials from multiple federal agencies to ensure all actions of the company are above reproach.

The company has been registered with the United States Department of the Treasury, through the Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) bureau, as a Money Service Business since 2006, and thus has participated in on-site examinations by FinCEN on several occasions.

Despite the statements in the civil complaint, every single business related to the owners of Sterling Currency Group is legitimate and is compliant with all state and federal laws. We believe the record will show that representations made about internal communications between employees at Sterling in the civil complaint filed by the federal government are inaccurate and taken out of context.

Sterling has repeatedly asked the government to return customer funds they seized on June 3, 2015 so that Sterling can satisfy the numerous outstanding orders that were in progress on June 3, 2015. To date, the government has refused to allow Sterling to complete or refund those outstanding orders.

As Sterling continues to work toward a resolution related to government actions that debilitated Sterling’s ability to operate, Sterling remains committed to taking care of its customers and satisfying outstanding orders as of June 3, 2015. We look forward to a positive resolution and are doing everything we can to expedite a satisfactory conclusion. Sterling will continue to update as more information becomes available. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Iraqi Dinar

What is the Iraqi Dinar?

The dinar (IQD), sometimes known as the New Iraqi Dinar, is the currency of Iraq. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), established in 2004, issues paper notes in 50, 250, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 25,000 denominations. It is printed by the De La Rue Company in London and employs many modern ant-forgery components. The notes picture historical figures as well as both ancient and modern landmarks. Security features added to the dinar to prevent counterfeiting include a watermark, metallic ink, a built-in security thread, a color-changing symbol and an ultraviolet-activated section that glows to display the correct denomination. There is not a set international exchange rate; therefore, the dinar is not yet exchanged at international banks at this time.


Iraqi Dinar

History of the Dinar
During the time that Iraq was a part of the Ottoman Empire, the Turkish pound and several other European currencies were circulating simultaneously. After World War I, India’s rupee became the official currency of Iraq until 1931, when it was replaced by the dinar. At that time, the dinar was pegged to the British pound on an equal par. In 1959, the dinar was pegged to the USD at a rate of 1 dinar to 2.8 USD.

After the first Gulf war in 1991, the Swiss printing technology used became unavailable and new, inferior banknotes were produced. The older “Swiss dinar” continued to circulate in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Because the government at that time printed such a large quantity of the new notes, the dinar was devalued and in 1995 $1 was equal to 3,000 dinars. The banknotes issued between 1990-2003 are known as “Saddam notes” and bear a likeness of the country’s former president, Saddam Hussein. This currency was printed locally and in China and was printed using a quality using poor grade wood pulp. Following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Iraq Governing Council printed more Saddam notes in an attempt to maintain the country’s money supply until the new currency could be introduced.

Economy of Iraq An oil-rich nation, Iraq has an economy that is dominated by the oil sector, which provides over 90% of government revenue. Despite the many challenges the country faces in its economic development, it is anticipated that Iraq will be one of the fastest growing economies in the world in 2012, as noted in The Kiplinger Letter of December 30, 2011.

Why Buy Dinar from Sterling Currency Group?
Sterling Currency Group has extensive contacts in the Middle East and offers customers the best value and customer service in the industry. We include a Certificate of Authenticity with every purchase and our Iraqi Dinar is In Stock for quick shipping. We strive to make your purchasing experience the best one possible, whether you are a repeat customer or a first-time buyer.


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