|Coin||Five Dinars 1986 (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 500 Fils (0.500 Dinar) coin is the largest circulating denomination.
Five Dinar coins (as well as larger denominations) have only been issued as non-circulating legal tender and are struck in precious metals. This first commemorative coin of the Five Dinar denomination celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund. It is struck in sterling silver (0.925) in proof grade and contains 0.5781 oz. ASW.
||Mint Mark||No mint mark
Bust of the Emir, Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa facing left, wearing a keffiyeh (traditional Arab headdress). There is no legend or other text.
The reverse of the coin depicts an Arabian Oryx (goitered gazelle) running left within a circle. Around right/top are the state name, date (in Hijri year - 1406), value and denomination in Arabic: دينَار ٥ البَحرَين ١٤٠٦. Separated from the Arabic inscription with dots, around left/bottom are the state name, date (in Common Era), value and denomination in English: · DINARS 5 BAHRAIN 1986 ·.