Fils: coin of Iraq; 1/1000 dinar (1931-...)

FILS: COIN OF IRAQ

1 fils (فلس), 1938: Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq

1 fils (فلس), 1938: Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq

Ruler: King of Iraq Ghazi bin Faisal.

Date on coin: ١٣٥٧ - ١٩٣٨ — 1938-1357.

AH 1357 (AH: Latin "Anno Hegirae" — "the year of the Hijra"; Islamic calendar) = 1938 (Gregorian calendar).

المملكة العراقية: Kingdom of Iraq.

غازي الأول ملك العراق: Ghazi I, King of Iraq.

Mintage: 36.000.000.

  • Bronze: 19.5 mm - 2.5 g
  • Reference price: 2.5$

COIN FILS — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. KINGDOM OF IRAQ + REPUBLIC OF IRAQ (1931-...): fils = 1/1000 dinar
  2. GOVERNMENT OF BAHRAIN (BRITISH PROTECTORATE) + STATE OF BAHRAIN + KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (1965-…): fils = 1/1000 dinar
  3. HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN (1949-…): fils = 1/1000 dinar = 1/100 dirham = 1/10 qirsh (piastre)
  4. EMIRATE OF KUWAIT + STATE OF KUWAIT (1961-…): fils = 1/1000 dinar
  5. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (1973-…): fils = 1/100 dirham
  6. FEDERATION OF SOUTH ARABIA /SOUTH YEMEN/ (1962-1967): fils = 1/1000 dinar
  7. PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF YEMEN /SOUTH YEMEN/ (1967-1990): fils = 1/1000 dinar 
  8. YEMEN ARAB REPUBLIC /NORTH YEMEN/ (1974-1990): fils = 1/100 rial

The name of the coin fils comes from the name of the extremely common in the ancient world Roman and Byzantine coin — follis. Later similar coins were minted: in the Arab Caliphate — fals and in the Morocco — falus. In a broader sense, in some varieties of Arabic, "fils" means money in general.