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 Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage8,012,000 (8.0 million)
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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 Issued: 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
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
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)
Circulation Mintage8,000,000 (8.0 million)
Total Mintage8,012,000 (8.0 million)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size18.500 mm
Thickness1.300 mm
Mass2.000 g
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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