Twenty Five Fils 1965, Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

Twenty Five Fils 1965, Coin from Bahrain
CoinTwenty Five Fils 1965

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 25 Fils (0.025 Dinar) coin is currently the third smallest one in circulation after the 10 Fils and 5 Fils, because the 1 Fils coin was only issued in 1965 and 1966 and it no longer circulates.

The 1965 issue (and a 1983 commemorative silver) were smaller in diameter, while later coins were made larger. Ever since their first issue, 25 fils coins have been made from cupronickel (copper-nickel allow). Some silver 25 fils coins have also been issued as non-circulating legal tender.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage11,262,000 (11.3 million)
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Within a circle in the middle, a palm tree. Around above, حُكُومَة البَحرَين (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: ١٣٨٥ - ١٩٦٥.

Obverse Inscription حُكُومَة البَحرَين ١٣٨٥ - ١٩٦٥

Value in Arabic numerals ٢٥٠ (25) at the top. Below, the denomination فلسا (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.

Reverse Inscription ٢٥ فلسا BAHRAIN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

Remick 1971 lists mintage of 2,000,000.

References to additional information:

[Book] Remick, Jerome. The Guide Book and Catalogue to British Commonwealth Coins, Regency Coins and Stamps Ltd, Winnipeg, Canada, 1971, p61

Twenty Five Fils 1965: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 12,000 (included in total)
Twenty Five Fils 1965: References to Information Used
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Twenty Five Fils 1965: Details
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeTwenty Five Fils (small)
Monarchعيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value25 (x Fils)
Circulation Mintage11,250,000 (11.3 million)
Total Mintage11,262,000 (11.3 million)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.5000 mm
Mass1.7500 g
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Twenty Five Fils 1965: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 4
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogBahrain Schön# 4