Five Fils (Steel), Coin Type from Bahrain - detailed information

Five Fils (Steel), Coin Type from Bahrain (issued 2010 - )
Coin TypeFive Fils (Steel)

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 (so the new coins are magnetic).


Within a circle in the middle, a palm tree. Around above, مملكة البحرين (Kingdom of Bahrain). On the two sides, the date in Common Era (to the right) and Hijri year (to the left), in common numerals. Around below, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN in English.

Obverse Inscription مملكة البحرين [CE year] - [Hijri year] KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

At centre of a circle surrounded by a chain link border, the value 5 partly obscured by the boxed denomination: فلوس (fils).

Reverse Inscription 5 فلوس
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Five Fils (Steel): Details
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Sub-type ofFive Fils
Face Value5 (x Fils)
MaterialBrass-plated steel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size19.0000 mm
Thickness1.3000 mm
Mass2.5000 g