Ten Fils (Brass), Coin Type from Bahrain - detailed information

Ten Fils (Brass), Coin Type from Bahrain (issued 1991 - )
Coin TypeTen Fils (Brass)

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.

Bahrain / Ten Fils (Brass) - obverse photo

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 (1991-2000) or KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (2002 and later).

Obverse Inscription
Bahrain / Ten Fils (Brass) - reverse photo

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

Reverse Inscription 10 فلوس
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Ten Fils (Brass): Details
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Sub-type ofTen Fils
Face Value10 (x Fils)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size21.000 mm
Mass3.350 g
Ten Fils (Brass): Photos
Coin, Bahrain, 10 Fils, 1992
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Coin, Bahrain, 10 Fils, 1992
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