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

Fifty Fils (large, silver), Coin Type from Bahrain (issued 2010 - )
Coin TypeFifty Fils (large, silver)

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.

Obverse

Within a circle, a sailing boat (dhow) over sea waves. Around above, مملكة البحرين (Kingdom of Bahrain). On the two sides, the date 2010 in Common Era (to the right) and 1431 in Hijri year (to the left). Around below, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN in English.

Obverse Inscription KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN 1431 2010 مملكة البحرين
Reverse

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

Reverse Inscription 50 فلساً
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Fifty Fils (large, silver) - (1) Coins
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Fifty Fils (large, silver): Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Sub-type ofFifty Fils (Silver)
From2010
Face Value50 (x Fils)
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.0000 mm
Mass4.5000 g