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

Ten Fils 1983 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain
CoinTen 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 10 Fils (0.010 Dinar) coin is currently the second smallest one in circulation after the 5 Fils, because the 1 Fils coin was only issued in 1965 and 1966 and it no longer circulates.

In 1983, a silver ten fils coin was issued as part of a commemorative set (i.e. it is 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 ١٠ (10) at the top. Below, the denomination فلوس (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.

Reverse Inscription ١٠ فلوس BAHRAIN
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Ten Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): References to Information Used
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Ten Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeTen Fils (Silver)
Issued1983
Monarchعيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value10 (x Fils)
Mintage15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)23.5000
Mass (g)4.7500
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Ten Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 3a