ISIS mints itself a new currency
Last November, ISIS talked about establishing its own currency as a way to "emancipate itself from the satanic global economic system".
Based on photos posted to social media, it appears they've done it.
The images shared by anti-Islamic State activists in Raqqa show gold coins embossed with a world map.
Other designs on the currency pictured are calligraphic Arabic text and 7 stalks of wheat, which is a reference to Quranic text.
It's believed the money will soon be put into circulation.
Though reports say that one of the gold pieces has an assigned value of roughly 140 dollars, an intelligence analyst notes the money will likely be useless on a global scale.
He said that while the metals used to make the coins will hold their value, "No country will ever recognize it as legitimate."
Regardless, ISIS revealed months ago it intends to make several denominations ranging in worth from a nickel to hundreds of dollars.
In addition to gold, the announced plan was to mint some in silver and copper as well, for a total of 7 variations.