Obverse. Photo © Numista
  • 5 Fils 1992, KM# 16, Bahrain, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa
  • 5 Fils 1992, KM# 16, Bahrain, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa
Description

Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa (1933–1999) was the 1st emir of Bahrain from 1961 until his death. Born in Jasra, he became emir upon the death of his father, Salman ibn Hamad. During his 38 years as Emir, the economic transformation of Bahrain into a modern nation and a key financial center in the Persian Gulf area took place. Nevertheless, critics note that he also dissolved Parliament, giving absolute power to the royal family.

Issue date for the mint set (KM# MS1) is March 1993. However, all 5 coins in the set are dated AH1412 (1992).

Obverse

Palm tree within inner circle. State name in Arabic and English. Islamic and Gregorian dates in English.

دولة البحرين
مـ 1992 هـ 1412
STATE OF BAHRAIN

Reverse

Numeric denomination back of boxed denomination within circle. Chain border.

5
فلس

Edge

5 Fils

State
KM# 16 Schön# 13
Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# MS1
Mint
Royal Mint

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