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 5 Bahraini dinars note front design features Shaikh Isa bin Ali House in Muharraq and the Riffa fort. The lettering is presented in the Arabic language. The reverse of the note illustrates a view of the first oil well, located in the Arabian Persian Gulf, and the Aluminum Bahrain (Alba) plant, the world’s largest aluminum smelter. The lettering is presented in the English language. This note is part of the 2008 – 2018 series, and its color is light blue and dark blue 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, Five Dinars, 5.