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.
Within a circle in the middle, a palm tree. Around above, مملكة البحرين (Kingdom of Bahrain). On the two sides, the date 2011 in Common Era (to the right) and 1432 in Hijri year (to the left). Around below, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN in English.