|Coin||Five 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).
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|
Value in Arabic numeral ٥ (5) at the top. Below, the denomination فلوس (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.
|Reverse Inscription||فلوس٥ BAHRAIN|
|Coin Type||Five Fils (Silver)|
|Monarch||عيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)|
|Face Value||5 (x Fils)|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Bahrain KM# 2a|