Bahrain: Coin Type Five Fils - detailed information

Bahrain: Coin Type Five Fils (issued 1965 - )
Coin TypeFive Fils

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 5 Fils coin is currently the smallest one in circulation, because the 1 Fils coin was only issued in 1965 and 1966 and it no longer circulates.

In 1991, the metal was changed from bronze to brass. Some silver five fils coins have also been issued as part of commemorative sets; however, they are non-circulating legal tender.

Obverse
Bahrain / Five Fils - obverse photo

First type (1965 - 1983):

Within a circle in the middle, a palm tree. Around above, حُكُومَة البَحرَي (Government of Bahrain). Below, the date in Arabic numerals in Common Era (to the left) and Hijri year (to the right) divided by a dash.

Second type:

Within a circle in the middle, a palm tree. Around above, دولة البحرين (State of Bahrain - 1991, 1992) or مملكة البحرين (Kingdom of Bahrain, 2005 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 (1991, 1992) or KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (2005 and later).

Obverse Inscriptionحُكُومَة البَحرَين [CE year] - [Hijiri year]
Reverse
Bahrain / Five Fils - reverse photo

First type (1965 - 1983):

Value in Arabic numeral ٥ (5) at the top. Below, the denomination فلوس (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.

Second type:

At centre, the value 5 partly obscured by the boxed denomination: فلوس (fils).

Reverse Inscriptionفلوس٥ BAHRAIN
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
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Five Fils: Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Sub-types Five Fils (Bronze)
Five Fils (Brass)
Five Fils (Steel)
From1965
Face Value5 (x Fils)
CurrentYes
Material
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)19
Thickness (mm)1.3000
Mass (g)2.5000
Five Fils: Photos
ImageDetails
Coin, Bahrain, 5 Fils, 1965/AH1385
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Notes: Bronze (1965).
Source
Coin, Bahrain, 5 Fils, 2005
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Source
Coin, Bahrain, 5 Fils, 1965/AH1385
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Notes: Bronze (1965).
Source
Coin, Bahrain, 5 Fils, 2005
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Source