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 500 Fils (0.500 Dinar) coin is the largest circulating denomination.
Larger denominations have only been issued as non-circulating legal tender and are struck in precious metals. There have been no coins issued explicitly carrying the denomination of Ten Dinars. However, some gold issues have traditionally been considered (and were initially listed in Remick and Krause catalogues as) such even though the text on them does not call them "ten dinars". Current thinking seems to classify them as medals instead.
This coin was the fourth in the series. Similar to an earlier issue commemorating the opening of Isa Town, this one commemorates Hamad Town and was struck in gold in proof quality.
|Ten Dinars 1968 Isa Town||3,000||Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain||دينة عيسى البحرين 1388-1968 ١٣٨٨-١٩٦٨ BAHRAIN ISA TOWN|
|Ten Dinars 1971 Commemoration of Independence||3,000||Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain||البحرين BAHRAIN جمادى الثانية ١٣٩١ ذكرى الاستقلال COMMEMORATION OF INDEPENDENCE AUGUST 1971|
|Ten Dinars 1983 Bahrain Through the Ages||unknown||Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain||(none)|
|Ten Dinars 1983 Hamad Town||unknown||Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain||مدينة حمد البحرين 1404-1983 ١٤٠٤-١٩٨٣ BAHRAIN HAMAD TOWN|
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|Coin Type||Ten Dinars|
|Monarch||عيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)|
|Effigy||Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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|Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World||Bahrain Fr# 5|