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 50 Fils (0.050 Dinar) coin is a relatively small denomination.
The 1965 issue (and a 1983 commemorative silver) were smaller in diameter, while later coins were made larger. Ever since their first issue, 50 fils coins have been made from cupronickel (copper-nickel allow). Some silver 50 fils coins have also been issued as non-circulating legal tender.
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Mint|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Mintage|
|Fifty Fils 1983 (Silver Proof)||15,000||حُكُومَة البَحرَين ١٤٠٣ - ١٩٨٣|
|Fifty Fils 2010 (Silver Proof)||500||KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN 1431 2010 مملكة البحرين|
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|Coin Type||Fifty Fils (small, silver)|
|Monarch||عيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)|
|Face Value||50 (x Fils)|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Bahrain KM# 5a|