|Coin||Fifty Fils 2010 (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, a sailing boat (dhow) over sea waves. Around above, مملكة البحرين (Kingdom of Bahrain). On the two sides, the date 2010 in Common Era (to the right) and 1431 in Hijri year (to the left). Around below, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN in English.
|Obverse Inscription||KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN 1431 2010 مملكة البحرين|
At centre of a circle surrounded by a chain link border, the value 50 partly obscured by the boxed denomination: فلساً (fils, spelled filsan).
|Reverse Inscription||50 فلساً|
|Coin Type||Fifty Fils (large, silver)|
|Monarch||حمد بن عيسى بن سلمان آل خليفة (King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)|
|Face Value||50 (x Fils)|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Bahrain KM# 25a|