Five Fils 2005, Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

Five Fils 2005, Coin from Bahrain
CoinFive Fils 2005

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 Mintageunknown
Obverse
Bahrain / Five Fils 2005 - obverse photo

Within a circle in the middle, a palm tree. Around above, مملكة البحرين (Kingdom of Bahrain). On the two sides, the date 2005 in Common Era (to the right) and 1426 in Hijri year (to the left). Around below, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN in English.

Obverse Inscription KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN 1426 2005 مملكة البحرين
Reverse
Bahrain / Five Fils 2005 - reverse photo

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
Five Fils 2005: Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeFive Fils (Brass)
Issued2005
Monarchحمد بن عيسى بن سلمان آل خليفة (King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value5 (x Fils)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialBrass
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)19
Thickness (mm)1.3000
Mass (g)2.5000
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Five Fils 2005: Photos
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Coin, Bahrain, 5 Fils, 2005
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Five Fils 2005: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 30