|Coin||One Hundred Fils 2010 (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.
This coin was issued as part of a silver commemorative (non-circulating legal tender) set.
Within a circle, the Coat of Arms of Bahrain. Around above, مملكة البحرين (Kingdom of Bahrain). On the two sides, the date 2010 in Common Era (to the right) and 1431 in Hijri year (to the left). Around below, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN in English.
|Obverse Inscription||KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN 1431 2010 مملكة البحرين|
At centre of a circle surrounded by a chain link border, the value 100 partly obscured by the boxed denomination: فلس (fils; the Arabic text rendered with three "teeth" unlike on coins before 2009).
|Reverse Inscription||100 فلس|
|Coin Type||One Hundred Fils (small, silver)|
|Monarch||حمد بن عيسى بن سلمان آل خليفة (King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)|
|Face Value||100 (x Fils)|
|Orientation||Same (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Bahrain KM# 26a|