Five Dinars 1995 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

Five Dinars 1995 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain
CoinFive Dinars 1995 (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 third commemorative coin of the Five Dinar denomination marks the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations. It is struck in sterling silver (0.925) in proof grade and contains 0.8395 oz. ASW (i.e. it is much larger than the previous issues).

MintRoyal Mint Mintage100,000
Obverse

Bust of the Emir, Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa facing left, wearing a keffiyeh (traditional Arab headdress). His name and royal titles are around top in Arabic: حضرة صاحب السمو الشيخ عيسى بس سلمان آل خليفة - أمير دولة البحرين and around bottom in English: HH THE AMIR OF THE STATE OF BAHRAIN SHAIKH ISA BIN SULMAN AL-KHALIFA (HH stands for His Higness; note that the title of Emir is spelled as Amir, Sheikh is spelled as Shaikh and his name is rendered as Isa bin Sulman Al-Khalifa).

Obverse Inscription حضرة صاحب السمو الشيخ عيسى بس سلمان آل خليفة - أمير دولة البحرين HH THE AMIR OF THE STATE OF BAHRAIN
Reverse

The reverse of the coin depicts the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the 50th Anniversary logo (the logo of the UN with the numerals 50 to the right). Around above, NATIONS UNITED FOR PEACE; to the right of the building in three lines, UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS NEW YORK; around below, the value and denomination surrounded by the dates: 1945 · 5 DINARS · 1995.

Reverse Inscription NATIONS UNITED FOR PEACE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS NEW YORK 1945 · 5 DINARS · 1995
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Five Dinars 1995 (Silver Proof): References to Information Used
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
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Five Dinars 1995 (Silver Proof): Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeFive Dinars
Issued1995
Monarchعيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
EffigyEmir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain
Face Value5 (x Dinar)
Mintage100,000
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerAvril Vaughan
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)
Mass (g)28.2300
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Five Dinars 1995 (Silver Proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 21