Bahrain’s currency is called the dinar (دينار Dīnār Baḥrainī), abbreviated BHD (or BD for short). Their unit of money is called the dinar and is divided into 1000 fils (فلس). Photo of Bahraini currency below.
The Bahrain Dinar is the 2nd highest valued currency unit in the world. Trivia: what’s the highest? Answer at the bottom of this page.
Origin: the name Dinar comes from the Roman currency called “Denarius”
Current exchange rate for Bahrain currency in US Dollars is found here. So during my trip, 1 BHD was worth 2.65 USD (one USD was worth $0.38 during my 2011 trip). This should be rather consistent as the Bahraini Dinar is pegged to the US dollar.
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Pictured in the above image:
1 Dinar. The back displays galloping horses and the Sail and Pearl monument, and the other side, the front displays Al Hedya Al Khalifiya School (Bahrain first school).
10 Dinar shows Sheikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah (Bahrain King)
20 Dinar bill shows the Al Fateh Islamic Center.