Two Hundred and Fifty Fils 1983, Coin from Bahrain - detailed information

Two Hundred and Fifty Fils 1983, Coin from Bahrain
CoinTwo Hundred and Fifty Fils 1983

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 250 Fils (0.250 Dinar) coin is the second-largest regular denomination after the 500 fils (one dinar and larger denominations have only been issued as commemoratives and non-circulating legal tender).

However, it has not been used for regular circulating coins - the only issue of a 250 fils coin was a FAO commemorative in 1969, with the same design repeated in 1983 for another commemorative issue.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage3,000

The obverse features a traditional sailing boat moored behind a palm tree. Around above: حكومة البحرين (Government of Bahrain). To the left, the date in Arabic numerals, in Hijri year left and Common era right: ١٩٨٣-١٤٠٣. To the right, the same but with common numerals: 1983-1403. Around below, GOVERNMENT OF BAHRAIN in English.

Obverse Inscription ١٩٨٣-١٤٠٣ 1983-1403 حكومة البحرين GOVERNMENT OF BAHRAIN

The logo of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) which is a grain sprig within a three-quarter circle, with the letters FAO within the sprig. The motto FIAT PANIS (let there be bread) completes the circle.

Arabic text around above: لنعمل على توفير الغذاء الجميع (translation: let us work on providing food for all).

Around below, the denomination and value in Arabic (right) and English (left): 250 FILS ٢٥٠ فلس.

Reverse Inscription لنعمل على توفير الغذاء الجميع FAO FIAT PANIS 250 FILS ٢٥٠
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Two Hundred and Fifty Fils 1983: Details
CurrencyBahraini Dinar
Coin TypeTwo Hundred and Fifty Fils
Monarchعيسى بن سلمان آل خليف (Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa)
Face Value250 (x Fils)
Total Mintage3,000
DesignerGeoffrey Colley
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)32
Mass (g)15.5500
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Two Hundred and Fifty Fils 1983: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBahrain KM# 7