Bahrain: Coin Type Twenty Five Fils (Silver) - detailed information

Bahrain: Coin Type Twenty Five Fils (Silver) (issued 1983 - )
Coin TypeTwenty Five 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 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 (smaller coin, 1983 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: ١٤٠٣ - ١٩٨٣.

Second type:

Within a circle, an ancient image (seal from the Dilmun civilization representing a human and an animal figure). 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 (smaller coin, 1983 only):

Value in Arabic numerals ٢٥٠ (25) at the top. Below, the denomination فلوس (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.

Second type (larger coin, 2010):

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

Reverse Inscription
Edge
Edge Inscription
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Twenty Five Fils (Silver): Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Sub-types Twenty Five Fils (small, silver)
From1983
Face Value25 (x Fils)
CurrentYes
MaterialSilver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)
Mass (g)