Five Fils 1983 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

Five Fils 1983 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain
CoinFive Fils 1983 (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 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.

In 1983, a silver five fils coin was issued as part of a commemorative set (i.e. it is non-circulating legal tender).

MintRoyal Mint Mintage15,000
Obverse

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 ١٤٠٣- ١٩٨٣ (1983 - 1403).

Obverse Inscription حُكُومَة البَحرَين ١٤٠٣ - ١٩٨٣
Reverse

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

Reverse Inscription فلوس٥ BAHRAIN
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Five Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): References to Information Used
All (2) Coins of Country: Bahrain, Type: Five Fils (Silver)
Five Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeFive Fils (Silver)
Issued1983
Monarchعيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value5 (x Fils)
Mintage15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)18.5000
Mass (g)2
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Five Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 2a