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

Twenty Five Fils 1983 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain
CoinTwenty Five 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 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 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 ٢٥ (25) at the top. Below, the denomination فلسا (fils). Around below, BAHRAIN.

Reverse Inscription ٢٥ فلسا BAHRAIN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Twenty Five Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): References to Information Used
All (2) Coins of Country: Bahrain, Type: Twenty Five Fils (Silver)
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Twenty Five Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeTwenty Five Fils (small, silver)
Issued1983
Monarchعيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value25 (x Fils)
Mintage15,000
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)16.5000
Mass (g)1.7500
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Twenty Five Fils 1983 (Silver Proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 4a