The Jordanian Pound dates back to 1948. It replaced the Palestinian Pound that was used at the time due to them being under British control after WWI. The Palestinian Pound was printed by De La Rue. It included coins and banknotes. The banknotes featured images of holy sites and they were written in English, Arabic, and Hebrew.
The current Jordanian Dinar are quite colorful. They feature portrait of former leaders on the front like Abdullah I of Jordan, King Hussein Bin Talal, and Hussein bin Ali. The reverse follows the traditional banknote design which consists of historic, or religious monuments or buildings. The design incorporates many traditional Arabic patterns. They are written in Arabic on the front and in English on the back.