One Hundred Fils 1983 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

One Hundred Fils 1983 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain
CoinOne 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.

MintRoyal Mint Mintage15,000
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: ١٤٠٣- ١٩٨٣ (1983 - 1403).

Obverse Inscription حُكُومَة البَحرَين ١٤٠٣ - ١٩٨٣
Reverse

Value in Arabic numerals ١٠٠ (100) at the top. Below, the denomination فلوس (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.

Reverse Inscription ١٠٠ فلسا BAHRAIN
EdgeEdge Inscription
One Hundred Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): References to Information Used
All (2) Coins of Country: Bahrain, Type: One Hundred Fils (Silver)
One Hundred Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeOne Hundred Fils (large, silver)
Issued1983
Monarchعيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value100 (x Fils)
Mintage15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)25
Mass (g)6.5000
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One Hundred Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 6a