|Coin||One Hundred Fils 1983 (Silver Proof)|
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 100 Fils (0.100 Dinar) coin is a relatively small denomination.
The 1965 issue coins were larger in diameter and were made from cupronickel (copper-nickel alloy); there was also a commemorative silver coin of the same type in 1983. In 1992 this was changed to a slightly smaller bimetallic coin (copper-nickel centre and a brass outer ring) with a different design. Some silver 100 fils coins have also been issued as non-circulating legal tender.
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: ١٤٠٣- ١٩٨٣ (1983 - 1403).
|Obverse Inscription||حُكُومَة البَحرَين ١٤٠٣ - ١٩٨٣|
Value in Arabic numerals ١٠٠ (100) at the top. Below, the denomination فلوس (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.
|Reverse Inscription||١٠٠ فلسا BAHRAIN|
|Coin Type||One Hundred Fils (large, silver)|
|Monarch||عيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)|
|Face Value||100 (x Fils)|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Bahrain KM# 6a|