50 Fils - Isa

50 Fils - Isa -  obverse50 Fils - Isa -  reverse

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Features

Country Bahrain
Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa (1961-1999)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1385 (1965)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 50 Fils
0.05 BHD = 0.13 USD
Currency Dinar (1965-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 3.1 g
Diameter 20 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 3319
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References KM# 5,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 5
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Palm tree within the inner circle, the country name in Arabic at the top, and both Islamic and Gregorian dates in Arabic at the bottom.

Lettering:
حُكُومَة البَحرَين
١٣٨٥ - ١٩٦٥

Translation:
Government of Bahrain
1965 - 1385

Reverse

Denomination in Arabic, and state name in English below.

Lettering:
٥٠
فلساً
BAHRAIN

Translation:
50
Fils
Bahrain

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Royal Mint, London, United Kingdom

Comments

Proof Set (KM#PS2):

© Zameer Abubakar

Krause is very confusing about the mintage and sets of the 1965 proof issues:
- They list the mintage of the proof issues as 12,000 and the same mintage number for KM#PS1.
- They also list the same coins in another set KM#PS2 with a mintage of 20,000; so the mintage doesn't match.
- Also, it's mentioned that KM#PS1 includes KM#1-6 & 8 and is dated 1965 although KM#8 is dated 1968.
- KM#PS2 has been mentioned in Krause up to its 2016 edition, but not mentioned in the latest 2017 edition (unknown if it's done purposely or by mistake)
- KM#PS2 is found commonly online, however, no single picture can be found of KM#PS1.
- Only the 2nd set is listed below (with the mintage associated with it on Krause) until further information can be found about the total mintage and the existence of the 1st set.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1385 (1965)  6 909 000 0.30 0.59 0.59 0.65 1.19 1.48 96% ١٣٨٥ - ١٩٦٥
1385 (1965)  12 000 5% ١٣٨٥ - ١٩٦٥ Proof Sets (KM#PS2)

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