The dinar is the official currency of Bahrain since 1965 when it replaced the Gulf rupee. The Bahrain Currency Board introduced notes in denominations of ¼, ½, 1, 5 and 10 dinars, followed by 100 fils in 1967. In 1973, the Bahrain Monetary Agency was established, and in 1978 the second series of notes was introduced in denominations of ½, 1, 5, 10 and 20 dinars. In 2006, the Bahrain Monetary Agency was renamed the Central Bank of Bahrain and introduced a new series of notes in denominations of ½, 1, 5, 10 and 20 dinars.
The 1 Bahraini dinar note front design features The Al-Hedaya Al-Khalifa School in Muharraq, the first school in Bahrain founded in 1919. The lettering is presented in the Arabic language. The reverse of the note illustrates five galloping Arabian horses and a view of the Sail and Pearl monument in Manama. The lettering is presented in the English language. This note is part of the 2006 – 2016 series, and its color is red and rose on a multicolor underprint.
Text: Central Bank of Bahrain, An article of a banknote issued in accordance with the law No 7/272, Prime Minister, One Dinar, 1.