One Hundred Fils (large, silver), Coin Type from Bahrain - detailed information

One Hundred Fils (large, silver), Coin Type from Bahrain (issued 1983 - 1983)
Coin TypeOne Hundred Fils (large, 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 100 Fils (0.100 Dinar) coin is a relatively small denomination.

The 1965 issue coins were larger in diameter and were made from cupronickel (copper-nickel alloy); there was also commemorative silver coin of the same type in 1983. In 1992 this was changed to a slightly smaller bimetallic coin (copper-nickel centre and a brass outer ring) with a different design. Some silver 100 fils coins have also been issued as 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: ١٤٠٣- ١٩٨٣ (1983 - 1403).

Obverse Inscription ١٤٠٣ - ١٩٨ حُكُومَة البَحرَين
Reverse

Value in Arabic numerals ١٠٠ (100) at the top. Below, the denomination فلوس (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.

Reverse Inscription ١٠٠ فلسا BAHRAIN
EdgeEdge Inscription
Coin Type: One Hundred Fils (large, silver) - (1) Coins
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One Hundred Fils (large, silver): Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Sub-type ofOne Hundred Fils (Silver)
From1983
To1983
Face Value100 (x Fils)
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.000 mm
Mass6.500 g