One Fils 1966, Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

One Fils 1966, Coin from Bahrain
CoinOne Fils 1966

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.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,500,000 (1.5 million)
Obverse

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: ١٣٨٦ - ١٩٦٦ (1966 - 1386).

Obverse Inscription حُكُومَة البَحرَي ١٣٨٦ - ١٩٦٦
Reverse

Value in Arabic numeral ١ (1) at the top. Below, the denomination فلس (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.

Reverse Inscription فلس١ BAHRAIN
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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

One Fils 1966: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown (included in total)
One Fils 1966: References to Information Used
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One Fils 1966: Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeOne Fils
Issued1966
Monarchعيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value1 (x Fils)
Circulation Mintage1,500,000 (1.5 million)
Total Mintage1,500,000 (1.5 million)
CurrentNo
MaterialBronze
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)15
Mass (g)1.5000
OCC IDRNAZ-EGWC-VVGM-EXJL
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One Fils 1966: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 1
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogBahrain Schön# 1