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

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
EdgeMillledEdge InscriptionNone
Fifty Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): References to Information Used
All (2) Coins of Country: Bahrain, Type: Fifty Fils (Silver)
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
Fifty Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): Details
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeFifty Fils (small, silver)
Monarchعيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value50 (x Fils)
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
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