Currency Museum

General Information

The museum is housed within the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), in the Diplomatic Area in Manama. It traces the history of the currency in the Kingdom of Bahrain before and after Islam (B.C. to A.D.) and the currency issued by the Currency Board and the CBB. It also displays Islamic Coins as well as some official documents.

Opening Hours

Open from Sun – Thurs 8:00am – 2:00pm
Closed on Weekends, Public and Bank Holidays
Admission to the museum is free

Contact the Museum

For any enquiries about the Currency Museum please contact us at:

Central Bank of Bahrain
Director, Currency Issue
P.O. Box: 27
Manama
Kingdom of Bahrain.

Tel: +973 17 547700 – 17547702 – 17547747 – 17547766
Fax: +973 17 536164
Email Us

Commemorative Medals and Coins

The CBB Commemorative Medals displayed below are for sale (depending on availability and quantity). For purchasing and enquiries please contact the currency museum.

NameYearWeight (grams)Metal TypeUSD PriceBD PriceAvailable Quantity
50th Anniversary of issuing the first Bahraini Dinar201650.00Gold______
Medal of the Bahraini Women's Day in Financial and Banking Sector (31g)201531.10Gold151657082
Medal of the Bahraini Women's Day in Financial and Banking Sector (16g)201516.00Gold758285164
The 10th anniversary of the Formula 1201431.00Silver, gold plated______
The 10th anniversary of the Formula1 100Fils Commemorative Coins20146.00Aluminium Bronze, Cupronickel______
Medal of Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Causeway200431.00Gold151657062
Medal of the Great Bahrain Rulers200431.00Silver, gold plated25395131
Medal of Formula 1200431.00Silver, gold plated______
100 Fils Commemorative Coin 200420046.00Aluminium Bronze, Cupronickel______
Medal of the National Charter (31g)200131.00Gold______
Medal of the National Charter (17g)200117.00Gold______
Medal of Zayed Town200131.00Gold1516570107
Medal of the Title of the Amir of the State of Bahrain (31g)199931.10Gold______
Medal of the Title of the Amir of the State of Bahrain (16g)199916.99Gold______
Coin of UNICEF199819.44Silver______
Medal of Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Causeway199731.10Gold1516570401
Coin of United Nations199528.28Silver______
Medal of Banoco (31g)199231.14Gold______
Medal of Banoco (16g)199215.50Gold______
Coin of Save the Children Fund199019.44Silver______
Medal of King Fahad Causeway198631.11Gold1516570303
Coin of World Wildlife Fund198619.44Silver______
Medal of Hamad Town198316.00Gold75828515
Set of Silver Proof Coinage 198319830Silver______
Medal of Bait Al Qur'an198211.00Gold______
Medal of Bahrain Monetary Agency (31g)197831.96Gold______
Medal of Bahrain Monetary Agency (16g)197815.98Gold______
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