Twenty Five Fils 2002, Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

Twenty Five Fils 2002, Coin from Bahrain
CoinTwenty Five Fils 2002

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 Mintageunknown
Obverse

Within a circle, an ancient image (seal from the Dilmun civilization representing a human and an animal figure).

Around above, مملكة البحرين (Kingdom of Bahrain). On the two sides, the date 2002 in Common Era (to the right) and 1423 in Hijri year (to the left). Around below, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN in English.

Obverse Inscription KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN 1423 2002 مملكة البحرين
Reverse

At centre of a circle surrounded by a chain link border, the value 25 partly obscured by the boxed denomination: فلس (fils).

Reverse Inscription 25 فلس
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Twenty Five Fils 2002: References to Information Used
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
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Twenty Five Fils 2002: Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeTwenty Five Fils (large)
Issued2002
Monarchحمد بن عيسى بن سلمان آل خليفة (King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value25 (x Fils)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)20
Mass (g)3.5000
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Twenty Five Fils 2002: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 24