• 50 Fils 2002-2008, KM# 25.1, Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
  • 50 Fils 2002-2008, KM# 25.1, Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Description

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.

Obverse

Stylized dhow in a central circle. State name in Arabic and English. Islamic and Gregorian dates in English.

Dhow (Arabic داو dāw) is the generic name of a number of traditional sailing vessels with one or more masts with lateen sails used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean region. Historians are divided as to whether the dhow was invented by Arabs or Indians. Typically sporting long thin hulls, dhows are trading vessels primarily used to carry heavy items, like fruit, fresh water or merchandise, along the coasts of Eastern Arabia (Arab states of the Persian Gulf), East Africa, Yemen and coastal South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh). Larger dhows have crews of approximately thirty, smaller ones typically around twelve.

مملكة البحرين
1426 2005
KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Reverse

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

50
فلس

Edge

50 Fils

1st type, Kingdom
KM# 25.1 Schön# 24
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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