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 20 Bahraini dinars note front design features the portrait of Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, since 2002. The lettering is presented in the Arabic language. The reverse of the note illustrates the Al Fateh Grand Mosque located in Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Center in Manama. The lettering is presented in the English language. This note is part of the 2008 – 2018 series, and its color is brown, blue and tan.
Text: Central Bank of Bahrain, An article of a banknote issued in accordance with the law No 7/272, Prime Minister, Twenty Dinars, 20.