Five Fils 1965, Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

Five Fils 1965, Coin from Bahrain
CoinFive Fils 1965

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 5 Fils (0.005 Dinar) coin is currently the smallest one in circulation, because the 1 Fils coin was only issued in 1965 and 1966 and it no longer circulates.

1965 was the only year when five fils were issued in bronze; in 1991, the metal was changed to brass, and in 2010 to brass-plated steel.

MintRoyal Mint Mintage8,012,000
Bahrain / Five Fils 1965 - obverse photo

Within a circle in the middle, a palm tree. Around above, حُكُومَة البَحرَي (Government of Bahrain). Below, the date in Arabic numerals in Common Era (to the left) and Hijri year (to the right) divided by a dash: ١٣٨٥ - ١٩٦٥ (1965 - 1385).

Obverse Inscription حُكُومَة البَحرَي ١٣٨٥ - ١٩٦٥
Bahrain / Five Fils 1965 - reverse photo

Value in Arabic numeral ٥ (5) at the top. Below, the denomination فلوس (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.

Reverse Inscription فلوس٥ BAHRAIN
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone

Remick 1971 lists mintage of 3,000,000.

References to additional information:

[Book] Remick, Jerome. The Guide Book and Catalogue to British Commonwealth Coins, Regency Coins and Stamps Ltd, Winnipeg, Canada, 1971, p61

Five Fils 1965: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage 12,000 (included in total)
Five Fils 1965: References to Information Used
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Five Fils 1965: Details
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeFive Fils (Bronze)
Monarchعيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value5 (x Fils)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)18.5000
Thickness (mm)1.3000
Mass (g)2
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Five Fils 1965: Photos
Coin, Bahrain, 5 Fils, 1965/AH1385
Coin, Bahrain, 5 Fils, 1965/AH1385
Five Fils 1965: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 2
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogBahrain Schön# 2