|Coin||Fifty Fils 1983 (Silver Proof)|
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.
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 (1983 - 1403).
|Obverse Inscription||حُكُومَة البَحرَين ١٤٠٣ - ١٩٨٣|
Value in Arabic numerals ٥٠ (50) at the top. Below, the denomination فلساً (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.
|Reverse Inscription||٥٠ فلساً BAHRAIN|
|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)|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Bahrain KM# 5a|