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.
1965 was the only year when five fils were issued in bronze; in 1991, the metal was changed to brass, and in 2010 to brass-plated steel. The legend also changed, from just "Bahrain" in 1965 (when the country was still a British protectorate) to "State of Bahrain" after independence in 1971 to "Kingdom of Bahrain" after it was declared a Kingdom in 2002 by Emir (later King) Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
|Five Fils 1991 (dubious)||unknown||STATE OF BAHRAIN دولة البحرين مـ 1991 هـ 1412|
|Five Fils 1992||unknown||STATE OF BAHRAIN دولة البحرين مـ 1992 هـ 1412|
|Five Fils 2005||unknown||KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN 1426 2005 مملكة البحرين|
|Five Fils 2007||unknown||KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN 1428 2007 مملكة البحرين|
|Five Fils 2009||unknown||KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN 1430 2009 مملكة البحرين|
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