What Are Bahrain's Coins?

The nation of Bahrain uses a currency called the dinar. The coins are circulated in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 500 fils.

Dinar coins were first introduced in 1965. Originally, coins were only minted in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 fils. The three smallest coins were made of bronze, and the others were struck from cupro-nickel. The 1 fils coin was discontinued after 1966. As of 2000, a bimetallic 500 fils coin was minted; this coin was discontinued, however, after a 2011 revolution in Bahrain.

The Central Bank of Bahrain's website offers images of the various dinar coins. The 5 and 10 fils coins feature a palm tree on the obverse side and the coin's value on the other. The 25 fils coin features the Dilmon Seal on the obverse side, and the 50 fils coin is inscribed with an image of the Bahrain Dhow. The 100 fils coin, the largest coin offered by the bank as of 2014, features an image of Bahrain's official crest.

Bahrain's currency also includes paper notes, which were first issued in 1965. As of 2008, the Central Bank of Bahrain introduced paper notes that celebrate the nation's heritage.