Sunday, February 3, 2013

Bahrain 2009 different "fils" calligraphy

New circulating types:

The 2009 (and on) types of Bahrain have the Arabic word "fils" in the rectangular box over the numeric value, written now in a completely different calligraphy (rectangular) than before (cursive). These must then be considered completely new KM types.

With the help of some contributors we can confirm the existence of, at least, these years:

5 fils 2009, 2010, 2011
10 fils 2009, 2010, 2011
25 fils 2010
50 fils 2010, 2011
100 fils 2009, 2011

(information and images by Wolfgang Schuster and Bert Jan Niewold)


  1. It looks to me as if the actual letters have changed, as well as the calligraphy.

  2. Within the new series (i.e. with redesigned word "fils") there are varieties. My 5 fils 2009 is non-magnetic, but a magnetic 5 fils 2011 has been reported elsewhere on this home page. The same seems to be true for the 10 fils. There could be varieties among other denominations too.

  3. I can now confirm, based on personal observation, that 10 fils 2009 (with redesigned word "fils") is non-magnetic, while 10 fils 2010 and 2011 are magnetic.