Bahrain: Coin Type Twenty Five Fils - detailed information

Bahrain: Coin Type Twenty Five Fils (issued 1965 - )
Coin TypeTwenty Five 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 25 Fils (0.025 Dinar) coin is currently the third smallest one in circulation after the 10 Fils and 5 Fils, because the 1 Fils coin was only issued in 1965 and 1966 and it no longer circulates.

The 1965 issue (and a 1983 commemorative silver) were smaller in diameter, while later coins were made larger. Ever since their first issue, 25 fils coins have been made from cupronickel (copper-nickel allow). Some silver 25 fils coins have also been issued as non-circulating legal tender.

Obverse

First type (1965 only):

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: ١٣٨٥ - ١٩٦٥.

Second type:

Within a circle, an ancient image (seal from the Dilmun civilization representing a human and an animal figure). Around above, دولة البحرين (State of Bahrain, 1992, 2000) or مملكة البحرين (Kingdom of Bahrain, 2002 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 (1992, 2000) or KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (2002 and later).

Obverse Inscription
Reverse

First type (1965 only):

Value in Arabic numerals ٢٥ (25) at the top. Below, the denomination فلسا (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.

Second type (1992 and later):

At centre of a circle surrounded by a chain link border, the value 25 partly obscured by the boxed denomination: فلس (fils).

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Twenty Five Fils: Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Sub-types Twenty Five Fils (small)
Twenty Five Fils (large)
Twenty Five Fils (large, silver)
From1965
Face Value25 (x Fils)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)
Mass (g)