The dinar is the official currency of Bahrain since 1965 when it replaced the Gulf rupee. The Bahrain Currency Board introduced coins in denominations of 1,5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 fils. The 500 fils coin was introduced in 2000.
The 25 Bahraini fils coin front design features a Seal of Dilum, an ancient civilization that occupied what is now the Kingdom of Bahrain; these seals were originally carved in wood, soapstone, shells, clay and metal, they were traded, used as adorns or funerary elements, each seal represents the history of a complex culture of the Bronze Age (farmer herding cattle). The name of the country in Arabic and English and the date in the Islamic and Gregorian calendar in English complete the design. The reverse coin design illustrates the denomination surrounded by a chain pattern. This coin is part of the 2010 – 2020 (1431 – 1441) series, its rim is fluted, and its color is silver.
Text: Kingdom of Bahrain, 1431 – 2010, 25 Fils.