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

Five Hundred Fils (Silver), Coin Type from Bahrain (issued 1968 - )
Coin TypeFive Hundred Fils (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 500 Fils (0.500 Dinar) coin is the largest circulating denomination (larger denominations have been issued as non-circulating legal tender only).

The first use of the denomination was for a silver non-circulating commemorative in 1968. Circulating bi-metallic 500 fils were first issued in 2000.


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Five Hundred Fils (Silver): Details
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Face Value500 (x Fils)
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size34.5000 mm
Mass18.3000 g