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  • 100 Fils 1992-2001, KM# 20, Bahrain, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
  • 100 Fils 1992-2001, KM# 20, Bahrain, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

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).


Bahrain coat of arms within a circle surrounded by the state name in Arabic and English. Islamic and Gregorian dates in English.

The current coat of arms of Bahrain is a coat of arms that was originally designed in 1932 by Charles Belgrave, the British governor and adviser to the then-Sheik of Bahrain. The design has undergone slight modifications since then, namely in 1971 in 2002 when mantling and the indentations of the chief were modified respectively, but the influence of the original design is still clearly visible in the modern blazon.

دولة البحرين
مـ 1992 هـ 1412


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

100 فلس

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Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Brass
Center Cupronickel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# MS1

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