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

One Fils (Silver), Coin Type from Bahrain (issued 1983 - 1983)
Coin TypeOne 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 bronze 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 (i.e. it is non-circulating legal tender).


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 ١٤٠٣- ١٩٨٣ (1983 - 1403).

Obverse Inscriptionحُكُومَة البَحرَين ١٤٠٣ - ١٩٨٣

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

Reverse Inscriptionفلس١ BAHRAIN
Edge InscriptionNone
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One Fils (Silver): Details
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Face Value1 (x Fils)
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)15
Mass (g)1.5000