Fifty Fils 2008, Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

Fifty Fils 2008, Coin from Bahrain
CoinFifty Fils 2008

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 Mintageunknown
Obverse

Within a circle, a sailing boat (dhow) over sea waves. Around above, مملكة البحرين (Kingdom of Bahrain). On the two sides, the date 2008 in Common Era (to the right) and 1429 in Hijri year (to the left). Around below, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN in English.

Obverse Inscription KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN 1429 2008 مملكة البحرين
Reverse

At centre of a circle surrounded by a chain link border, the value 50 partly obscured by the boxed denomination: فلس (fils).

Reverse Inscription 50 فلس
EdgeMillledEdge InscriptionNone
Fifty Fils 2008: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
Fifty Fils 2008: Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeFifty Fils (large)
Issued2008
Monarchحمد بن عيسى بن سلمان آل خليفة (King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value50 (x Fils)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)22
Mass (g)4.5000
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Fifty Fils 2008: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 25
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogBahrain Schön# 24