• 10 Fils 1992-2000, KM# 17, Bahrain, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
  • 10 Fils 1992-2000, KM# 17, Bahrain, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Hamad bin Isa 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.

Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa (born 28 January 1950) is the 1st King of Bahrain (since 14 February 2002), having previously been its 2nd Emir (from 6 March 1999). He is the son of Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the previous and 1st Emir. The country has been ruled by the Al Khalifa dynasty since 1783.

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 2000 هـ 1420
STATE OF BAHRAIN

Reverse

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

10
فلس

Edge
Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 3.35 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.48 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# MS1
Mint
Royal Mint

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