Bahrain: Coin Type One Fils - detailed information

Bahrain: Coin Type One Fils (issued 1965 - 1966)
Coin TypeOne 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 1 Fils coin was only issued in 1965 and 1966; it no longer circulates.

In 1983, a silver one fils coin was issued as part of a commemorative set; however, it is non-circulating legal tender.

Obverse

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.

Obverse Inscriptionحُكُومَة البَحرَين [CE year] - [Hijiri year]
Reverse

Value in Arabic numeral ١ (1) at the top. Below, the denomination فلس (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.

Reverse Inscriptionفلس١ BAHRAIN
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
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One Fils: Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
From1965
To1966
Face Value1 (x Fils)
CurrentNo
MaterialBronze
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)15
Mass (g)1.5000