• 10 Fils 1965, KM# 3, Bahrain, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa
  • 10 Fils 1965, KM# 3, 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.

Obverse

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

حُكُومَة البَحرَين
١٣٨٥ - ١٩٦٥

Reverse

Denomination in Arabic, and state name in English below.

١٠
فلوس
BAHRAIN

Edge

10 Fils

State
KM# 3 Schön# 3
Characteristics
Material Bronze
Weight 4.75 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.48 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# PS2
Mint
Royal Mint

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