Fifty Fils (large), Coin Type from Bahrain - detailed information

Fifty Fils (large), Coin Type from Bahrain (issued 1992 - )
Coin TypeFifty Fils (large)

The Bahraini Dinar was introduced as a currency in 1965, six years before Bahrain gained full independence; it replaced the Gulf Rupee at a rate of 10 rupees = 1 dinar. The Dinar is subdivided into 1,000 Fils (the singular form is also Fils); hence it is usually represented with three decimal places denoting the Fils. The 50 Fils (0.050 Dinar) coin is a relatively small denomination.

The 1965 issue (and a 1983 commemorative silver) were smaller in diameter, while later coins were made larger. Ever since their first issue, 50 fils coins have been made from cupronickel (copper-nickel alloy). Some silver 50 fils coins have also been issued as non-circulating legal tender.


Within a circle, a sailing boat (dhow) over sea waves. Around above, دولة البحرين (State of Bahrain, 1992, 2000) or مملكة البحرين (Kingdom of Bahrain, 2002 and later). On the two sides, the date in Common Era (to the left) and Hijri year (to the right). Around below, STATE OF BAHRAIN (1992, 2000) or KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (2002 and later).

Obverse Inscription

At centre of a circle surrounded by a chain link border, the value 50 partly obscured by the boxed denomination: فلس (fils).

Reverse Inscription فلس 50
EdgeMillledEdge InscriptionNone
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Fifty Fils (large): Details
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Sub-type ofFifty Fils
Face Value50 (x Fils)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Mass4.500 g