Fifty Fils 1983 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

Fifty Fils 1983 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain
CoinFifty 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.

MintRoyal Mint Mintage15,000
Obverse

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
Reverse

Value in Arabic numerals ٥٠ (50) at the top. Below, the denomination فلساً (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.

Reverse Inscription ٥٠ فلساً BAHRAIN
EdgeMillledEdge InscriptionNone
Fifty Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): References to Information Used
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Fifty Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeFifty Fils (small, silver)
Issued1983
Monarchعيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value50 (x Fils)
Mintage15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)20
Mass (g)3.1000
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Fifty Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 5a