Twenty Five Fils 2010 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

Twenty Five Fils 2010 (Silver Proof), Coin from Bahrain
CoinTwenty Five 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 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.

In 2010, a silver 25 fils coin was issued as part of a commemorative set (i.e. it is non-circulating legal tender).

MintRoyal Mint Mintage500
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 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
Reverse

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

Reverse Inscription 25 فلساً
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Twenty Five Fils 2010 (Silver Proof): References to Information Used
All (2) Coins of Country: Bahrain, Type: Twenty Five Fils (Silver)
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Twenty Five Fils 2010 (Silver Proof): Details
CountryBahrain
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeTwenty Five Fils (large, silver)
Issued2010
Monarchحمد بن عيسى بن سلمان آل خليفة (King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value25 (x Fils)
Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)20
Mass (g)3.5000
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Twenty Five Fils 2010 (Silver Proof): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 24a