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  • 50 Fils 1965, KM# 5, Bahrain, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa
  • 50 Fils 1965, KM# 5, 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

A palm tree within a circle surrounded by the inscription "Government of Bahrain", date (AD left and AH right) in Arabic digits below.

حُكُومَة البَحرَين
١٣٨٥ - ١٩٦٥

Reverse

Denomination, state name below.

٥٠
فلساً
BAHRAIN

Edge

50 Fils

KM# 5 Schön# 5
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 3.1 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# PS2
Mint
Royal Mint

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