Bahrain: Coin Type One Hundred Fils (Silver) - detailed information

Bahrain: Coin Type One Hundred Fils (Silver) (issued 1983 - )
Coin TypeOne 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 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

First type (1983):

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).

Second type (2010):

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

Obverse Inscription
Reverse

First type (1983):

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

Second type (2010):

At centre of a circle surrounded by a chain link border, the value 100 partly obscured by the boxed denomination: فلس (fils).

Reverse Inscription
Edge
Edge Inscription
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One Hundred Fils (Silver): Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Sub-types One Hundred Fils (large, silver)
One Hundred Fils (small, silver)
From1983
Face Value100 (x Fils)
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)
Mass (g)