Five Fils 1991 (dubious), Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

Five Fils 1991 (dubious), Coin from Bahrain
CoinFive Fils 1991 (dubious)

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.

A Five Fils coin dated 1412AH / 1991AD is listed in Krause only but seems to not be substantiated elsewhere.

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Within a circle in the middle, a palm tree. Around above, دولة البحرين (State of Bahrain). On the two sides, the date 1991 مـ in Common Era (to the right) and 1412 هـ in Hijri year (to the left). Around below, STATE OF BAHRAIN in English.

Obverse Inscription STATE OF BAHRAIN دولة البحرين مـ 1991 هـ 1412

At centre of a circle surrounded by a chain link border, the value 5 partly obscured by the boxed denomination: فلوس (fils).

Reverse Inscription 5 فلوس
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
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Five Fils 1991 (dubious): Details
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeFive Fils (Brass)
Monarchعيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value5 (x Fils)
Total Mintageunknown
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size19.000 mm
Thickness1.300 mm
Mass2.500 g
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Five Fils 1991 (dubious): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 16
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogBahrain Schön# 13