Five Dinars 1990 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

Five Dinars 1990 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain
CoinFive Dinars 1990 (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 second commemorative coin of the Five Dinar denomination marks the 17th Anniversary of the Save the Children Fund. It is struck in sterling silver (0.925) in proof grade and contains 0.5781 oz. ASW.

MintRoyal Mint Mintage20,000
Obverse

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.

Obverse Inscription (none)
Reverse

The reverse of the coin depicts four boys playing football. Around right/top are the state name, date (in Hijri year - 1410), value and denomination in Arabic: دينَار ٥ البَحرَين ١٤١٠. 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 1990 ·.

Reverse Inscription دينَار ٥ البَحرَين ١٤١٠ · DINARS 5 BAHRAIN 1990 ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Five Dinars 1990 (Silver Proof): Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeFive Dinars
Issued1990
Monarchعيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
EffigyEmir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain
Face Value5 (x Dinar)
Mintage20,000
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerMichael Rizzello
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)
Mass (g)19.4400
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Five Dinars 1990 (Silver Proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 14