One Hundred Fils 2010 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

One Hundred Fils 2010 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain
CoinOne 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.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage500
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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
EdgeEdge Inscription
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One Hundred Fils 2010 (Silver Proof): Details
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeOne Hundred Fils (small, silver)
Monarchحمد بن عيسى بن سلمان آل خليفة (King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value100 (x Fils)
Circulation MintageNone
Total Mintage500
Material0.925 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size24.0000 mm
Mass6.0000 g
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One Hundred Fils 2010 (Silver Proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 26a