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.

NameYear Weight (grams)Metal TypeUSD Price BD PriceAvailable Quantity
100 Years of Giving in the Kingdom of Bahrain 2019 31 Silver 319 120 140
50th Anniversary of issuing the first Bahraini Dinar 2016 50.00 Gold __ __ __
Medal of the Bahraini Women's Day in Financial and Banking Sector (31g) 2015 31.10 Gold 1827 687 32
Medal of the Bahraini Women's Day in Financial and Banking Sector (16g) 2015 16.00 Gold 915 344 13
The 10th anniversary of the Formula 1 2014 31.00 Silver, gold plated __ __ __
The 10th anniversary of the Formula1 100Fils Commemorative Coins 2014 6.00 Aluminium Bronze, Cupronickel __ __ __
Medal of Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Causeway 2004 31.00 Gold 1827 687 79
Medal of the Great Bahrain Rulers 2004 31.00 Silver, gold plated __ __ __
Medal of Formula 1 2004 31.00 Silver, gold plated __ __ __
100 Fils Commemorative Coin 2004 2004 6.00 Aluminium Bronze, Cupronickel __ __ __
Medal of the National Charter (31g) 2001 31.00 Gold __ __ __
Medal of the National Charter (17g) 2001 17.00 Gold __ __ __
Medal of Zayed Town 2001 31.00 Gold 1827 687 26
Medal of the Title of the Amir of the State of Bahrain (31g) 1999 31.10 Gold __ __ __
Medal of the Title of the Amir of the State of Bahrain (16g) 1999 16.99 Gold __ __ __
Coin of UNICEF 1998 19.44 Silver __ __ __
Medal of Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Causeway 1997 31.10 Gold __ __ __
Coin of United Nations 1995 28.28 Silver __ __ __
Medal of Banoco (31g) 1992 31.14 Gold __ __ __
Medal of Banoco (16g) 1992 15.50 Gold __ __ __
Coin of Save the Children Fund 1990 19.44 Silver __ __ __
Medal of King Fahad Causeway 1986 31.11 Gold __ __ __
Coin of World Wildlife Fund 1986 19.44 Silver __ __ __
Medal of Hamad Town 1983 16.00 Gold 915 344 17
Set of Silver Proof Coinage 1983 1983 0 Silver __ __ __
Medal of Bait Al Qur'an 1982 11.00 Gold __ __ __
Medal of Bahrain Monetary Agency (31g) 1978 31.96 Gold __ __ __
Medal of Bahrain Monetary Agency (16g) 1978 15.98 Gold __ __ __
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