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 1 Fils coin (0.001 Dinar) was only issued in 1965 and 1966; it no longer circulates.
||Mint Mark||No mint mark
||Total Mintage||1,512,000 (1.5 million)
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: ١٣٨٥ - ١٩٦٥ (1965 - 1385).
Value in Arabic numeral ١ (1) at the top. Below, the denomination فلس (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.
References to additional information:
[Book] Remick, Jerome. The Guide Book and Catalogue to British Commonwealth Coins, Regency Coins and Stamps Ltd, Winnipeg, Canada, 1971, p61