Bahrain: Coin Type Ten Fils - detailed information

Bahrain: Coin Type Ten Fils (issued 1965 - )
Coin TypeTen 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 10 Fils (0.010 Dinar) coin is currently the second smallest one in circulation after the 5 Fils, because the 1 Fils coin was only issued in 1965 and 1966 and it no longer circulates.

1965 was the only year when ten fils were issued in bronze; in 1991, the metal was changed to brass, and in 2010 to brass-plated steel. Some silver ten fils coins were also issued as non-circulating legal tender.

Obverse
Bahrain / Ten Fils - obverse photo

First type (1965 - 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.

Second type:

Within a circle in the middle, a palm tree. Around above, دولة البحرين (State of Bahrain, 1991-2000) or مملكة البحرين (Kingdom of Bahrain, 2005 and later). On the two sides, the date in Common Era (to the left) and Hijri year (to the right). Around below, STATE OF BAHRAIN (1991, 1992) or KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (2002 and later).

Obverse Inscription
Reverse
Bahrain / Ten Fils - reverse photo

First type (1965 - 1983):

Value in Arabic numerals ١٠ (10) at the top. Below, the denomination فلوس (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.

Second type:

At centre of a circle surrounded by a chain link border, the value 10 partly obscured by the boxed denomination: فلوس (fils).

Reverse Inscription
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
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Ten Fils: Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Sub-types Ten Fils (Bronze)
Ten Fils (Brass)
Ten Fils (Steel)
From1965
Face Value10 (x Fils)
CurrentYes
Material
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5500
Mass (g)4.7500
Ten Fils: Photos
ImageDetails
Coin, Bahrain, 10 Fils, 1965
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Coin, Bahrain, 10 Fils, 1965
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