|Coin||Ten 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 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 2010, a silver ten fils coin was issued as part of a commemorative set (i.e. it is non-circulating legal tender).
Within a circle in the middle, a palm tree. 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 10 partly obscured by the boxed denomination: فلوس (fils).
|Reverse Inscription||10 فلوس|
|Coin Type||Ten Fils (Silver)|
|Monarch||حمد بن عيسى بن سلمان آل خليفة (King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)|
|Face Value||10 (x Fils)|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Bahrain KM# 28a|