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Bahraini Dinar (BHD) - Currency of Bahrain

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About Bahraini Dinar (BHD)

The Bahraini Dinar, code: BHD, is the official currency of Bahrain since 1965. This Bahraini currency is pegged to the U.S. Dollar at 0.376 Dinar to 1 USD rate. One Bahraini Dinar is made up of 100 Fils. In the year 2006, the Bahraini Agency became the Central Bank of Bahrain and in 2008, they launched a set of bills that depicted the old and new development of Bahrain. Other than Bahraini Currency, the county also accepts the Saudi Riyal, except for 500 Riyal.
Did you know the Bahraini economy is recognized as the 10th most free economy worldwide? Petroleum amounts to 60% of total exports. If the reports were to be believed, Bahrain is the fastest-growing economy amongst the other Arab countries.

Some facts that you ought to know about the bahraini currency:
  • The short name for the US Dollar is BHD.
  • The most frequently used coins are 5 Fils, 10 Fils, 25 Fils, 50 Fils, 100 Fils, BD ​1⁄2 (500 fils).
  • The most commonly used banknotes include BD ​1⁄2, BD 1, BD 5, BD 10, BD 20.

Quick Facts About Bahraini Dinar (BHD)

Currency Name Bahraini Dinar
Short Name BHD
Nicknames Benjamins, Bones, Bread, Buck, Buckos, Cash, Dead Presidents, Dinero, Jeffersons, Scratch, Smacker
Symbol (s) .د.ب, BD
Unit 1/1000, fils
Frequently Used Coins A$1, A$2, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c
Rarely Used Coins
Frequently Used Bank Notes BD0.5, BD1, BD5, BD10, BD20
Rarely Used Bank Notes
Central Bank, Name & Website Central Bank of Bahrain |
Territories that unofficially use the Bahraini Dinar as a part of their legal tender

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The Bahraini Dinar Currency

The currency is in the subdivision of 1000 fils. Its issuance rights are under in the authority of the Central bank of Bahrain. The bank notes are currently under circulation are under the denominations of BD0.5, BD1, BD5, BD10, BD20.
Similarly, for the coins, the circulation is under the denominations of BD0.5, 5 fils, 10 fils, 25 fils, 50 fils, 100 fils.

How to buy forex online?
Thomas Cook not only offers the best-in-market foreign exchange rates, but also provides you with the best deals on international and domestic flight tickets, hotel bookings, and holiday packages. You can either buy forex online or visit the nearest Thomas Cook branch. To find the current 1 INR to BHD rate or other exchange rates, you can use our exclusive, free money exchange converter now.
To buy Bahraini Dinar online, follow these simple steps: Alternatively, you can even visit the nearest branch and our experts will be there to assist you to ensure a seamless transaction. If you still have questions, speak to our experts now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any currency rules to follow when arriving/departing Bahrain?
There are no restrictions per se. However, the authorities at the airport may request you to disclose value of the currency either local or foreign that you would be carrying with you. For more details, please contact our support team or log on to our website.
How much money can I carry in and out USA?
You can carry up to USD 1,00,000, or equivalent foreign currency, in and out USA. However, in case the amount you are carrying exceeds the given limit then you will be required to declare the same.
I am traveling to Bahrain for business purposes. I am not finding enough information on the dinar. Could you help me?
If you are looking to buy Bahraini Dinar then we suggest you log on to our website to find the best rates for the currency. You may also visit a nearby Thomas Cook centre or all our support team to receive any expert advice in case of any ambiguity.
Is Bahraini Dinar the costliest currency?
No, Kuwaiti Dinar is. Bahraini Dinar is the second costliest currency.
Where can I buy or sell the dinar?
You may visit the nearest Thomas Cook centre or even log on to Thomas Cook India website as per your convenience to buy or sell the Bahraini Dinar.
How much dinar should I buy for my trip to Bahrain if it’s for around a week?
This depends totally on your personal preferences and the nature of your trip. However, Bahrain is expensive and any financial planning for the trip would come in handy. Our experts should be able to advise you based on the itinerary of your trip and eventually assist you with the decision-making of purchasing the total amount of currency.

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