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

Ten Fils (Steel), Coin Type from Bahrain (issued 2010 - )
Coin TypeTen Fils (Steel)

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 (so the new coins are magnetic).

Obverse

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

Obverse Inscription مملكة البحرين [CE year] - [Hijri year] KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN
Reverse

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
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Ten Fils (Steel): Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Sub-type ofTen Fils
From2010
Face Value10 (x Fils)
CurrentYes
MaterialBrass-plated steel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size21.000 mm
Thickness1.480 mm
Mass3.350 g