Pakistan Coinage: 1969-1971
under President: Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan Qizilbash
 
Currency:  Rupee = 100 Paisa
 
1969
 

KM#29 1 Paisa. Year: 1969. Weight: 0.60g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: 17.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Value "ایک پیسہ" (Ek paisa) in Urdu written at the top. Numeral "1" written in the center Value "এক পয়সা" (Aek Payasa) written in Bengali at the bottom. Oat sprigs on both sides. Mintage: 160,230,000. Minted Years: 1967-1973.

KM#25a 2 Paisa. Year: 1969. Weight: 0.75g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 18.00 x 17.60 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Value "دو پیسہ" (Du paisa) in Urdu written at the top. Numeral "2" written in the center Value "২ পয়সা" (2 Payasa) written in Bengali at the bottom. Cotton sprigs on both sides. Mintage: 60,940,000. Minted Years: 1968-1972.

Note: In Feb 2018, bronze coin with 12 scallops were seen dated 1968 and 1969.

KM#26 5 Paisa. Year: 1969. Weight: 2.75g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=79% + Zn=20% + Ni=1%). Diameter: 21.00 x 18.60 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Value written in Bengali "পাঁচ পয়সা" (Paanch Payasa) at the top. Sailboat with numeral "5" on sails in the center. Value in Urdu "پانچ پیسہ" (Pannch Paisa) in the center divided by sailboat. One star at the bottom. Mintage: 5,690,000. Minted Years: 1964-1974.

KM#31 10 Paisa. Year: 1969. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 22.00 x 20.80 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Numeral "۱۰" (10) written in the center with Values in Urdu "دس پیسہ" (Das Paisa) written at the top and in Bengali "দশ পয়সা" (Dosh Payasa) at the bottom; surrounded in circular form by tea leaves wreath. Mintage: 30,910,000. Minted Years: 1969-1974.

Note: The above coin KM#31 with weight 4.00 grams and KM#27 of 4.75 grams of pervious version were both seen as pattern issues dated 196x (last digit missing) in November 2017.

KM#30 25 Paisa. Year: 1969. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Value written in Bengali "২৫ পয়সা" (25 Payasa) at the top. Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine or Poet's Jasmine) branch in center dividing Value in Urdu "۲۵" (25) and "پیسہ" (Paisa). Numerals "25" written at the bottom. Mintage: 24,264,000. Minted Years: 1967-1974.

KM#23 50 Paisa. Year: 1969. Weight: 5.80g. Metal: Nickel (Ni=100%). Diameter: 24.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Value written in Bengali "৫০ পয়সা" (50 Payasa) at the top. Numeral "50" in the center. Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine or Poet's Jasmine) branch on both side. Value "۵۰" (50) and "پیسہ" (Paisa) written in Urdu at the bottom. Mintage: 2,300,000. Minted Years: 1963-1966 and 1968-1969.

KM#32 50 Paisa. Year: 1969. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 22.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.

Reverse: Value written in Bengali "৫০ পয়সা" (50 Payasa) at the top. Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine or Poet's Jasmine) branch in center dividing Value in Urdu "۵۰" (50) and "پیسہ" (Paisa). Numerals "50" written at the bottom. Mintage: 8,268,000. Minted Years: 1969-1972 and 1974.

Note: This coin is often unlisted in Krause publications. Secondly this coin is usually found slightly off-flan (off-center) from both sides.

 
1970
 

KM#29 1 Paisa. Year: 1970. Weight: 0.60g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: 17.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Value "ایک پیسہ" (Ek paisa) in Urdu written at the top. Numeral "1" written in the center Value "এক পয়সা" (Aek Payasa) written in Bengali at the bottom. Oat sprigs on both sides. Mintage: 204,606,000. Minted Years: 1967-1973.

KM#25a 2 Paisa. Year: 1970. Weight: 0.75g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 18.00 x 17.60 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Value "دو پیسہ" (Du paisa) in Urdu written at the top. Numeral "2" written in the center Value "২ পয়সা" (2 Payasa) written in Bengali at the bottom. Cotton sprigs on both sides. Mintage: 24,401,000. Minted Years: 1968-1972.

KM#26 5 Paisa. Year: 1970. Weight: 2.75g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=79% + Zn=20% + Ni=1%). Diameter: 21.00 x 18.60 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Value written in Bengali "পাঁচ পয়সা" (Paanch Payasa) at the top. Sailboat with numeral "5" on sails in the center. Value in Urdu "پانچ پیسہ" (Pannch Paisa) in the center divided by sailboat. One star at the bottom. Mintage: 24,655,000. Minted Years: 1964-1974.

KM#31 10 Paisa. Year: 1970. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 22.00 x 20.80 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Numeral "۱۰" (10) written in the center with Values in Urdu "دس پیسہ" (Das Paisa) written at the top and in Bengali "দশ পয়সা" (Dosh Payasa) at the bottom; surrounded in circular form by tea leaves wreath. Mintage: 30,250,100. Minted Years: 1969-1974.

KM#30 25 Paisa. Year: 1970. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Value written in Bengali "২৫ পয়সা" (25 Payasa) at the top. Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine or Poet's Jasmine) branch in center dividing Value in Urdu "۲۵" (25) and "پیسہ" (Paisa). Numerals "25" written at the bottom. Mintage: 30,392,200. Minted Years: 1967-1974.

KM#32 50 Paisa. Year: 1970. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 22.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.

Reverse: Value written in Bengali "৫০ পয়সা" (50 Payasa) at the top. Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine or Poet's Jasmine) branch in center dividing Value in Urdu "۵۰" (50) and "پیسہ" (Paisa). Numerals "50" written at the bottom. Mintage: 9,240,100. Minted Years: 1969-1972 and 1974.

 
1971
 

KM#29 1 Paisa. Year: 1971. Weight: 0.60g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: 17.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Value "ایک پیسہ" (Ek paisa) in Urdu written at the top. Numeral "1" written in the center Value "এক পয়সা" (Aek Payasa) written in Bengali at the bottom. Oat sprigs on both sides. Mintage: 191,880,000. Minted Years: 1967-1973.

KM#25a 2 Paisa. Year: 1971. Weight: 0.75g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 18.00 x 17.60 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Value "دو پیسہ" (Du paisa) in Urdu written at the top. Numeral "2" written in the center Value "২ পয়সা" (2 Payasa) written in Bengali at the bottom. Cotton sprigs on both sides. Mintage: 10,140,000. Minted Years: 1968-1972.

KM#26 5 Paisa. Year: 1971. Weight: 2.75g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=79% + Zn=20% + Ni=1%). Diameter: 21.00 x 18.60 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Value written in Bengali "পাঁচ পয়সা" (Paanch Payasa) at the top. Sailboat with numeral "5" on sails in the center. Value in Urdu "پانچ پیسہ" (Pannch Paisa) in the center divided by sailboat. One star at the bottom. Mintage: 23,860,000. Minted Years: 1964-1974.

Note: The above coin 5 paisa 1971 is also found in Aluminum and it is considered as mint sport. 

KM#31 10 Paisa. Year: 1971. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 22.00 x 20.80 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Numeral "۱۰" (10) written in the center with Values in Urdu "دس پیسہ" (Das Paisa) written at the top and in Bengali "দশ পয়সা" (Dosh Payasa) at the bottom; surrounded in circular form by tea leaves wreath. Mintage: 26,270,100. Minted Years: 1969-1974.

Note: The above coin 10 paisa 1971 is also found in Aluminum and it is considered as mint sport.

KM#30 25 Paisa. Year: 1971. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.
Reverse: Value written in Bengali "২৫ পয়সা" (25 Payasa) at the top. Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine or Poet's Jasmine) branch in center dividing Value in Urdu "۲۵" (25) and "پیسہ" (Paisa). Numerals "25" written at the bottom. Mintage: 12,664,100. Minted Years: 1967-1974.

KM#32 50 Paisa. Year: 1971. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 22.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "পাকিস্তান" (Pakistan) written in Bengali at the left side clockwise and "সরকার" (Sarkar) written in Bengali at the right side clockwise. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. Date at the bottom.

Reverse: Value written in Bengali "৫০ পয়সা" (50 Payasa) at the top. Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine or Poet's Jasmine) branch in center dividing Value in Urdu "۵۰" (50) and "پیسہ" (Paisa). Numerals "50" written at the bottom. Mintage: 4,668,000. Minted Years: 1969-1972 and 1974.

 
Early coins used:

Early coins of small dynasties and Princely states joining Pakistan:

  • 550 - 350 BC: Taxila (Taksasila) [05 bars]
  • 170 BC - 375 CE: Eucratid Bactria and Kushanid Empire of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa [04 coins]
  • 0 - 100 CE: Prata Rajas and Barbaric Sassanide coins of Balochistan [02 coins]
  • c. 400 - 530 The Hephthalites at Punjab [01 coin]
  • c. 600 - 1845: Habbarid, Qarlukhid, Samma, Arghun Tarkhans and Talpur Dynasties of Sindh [13 coins]
  • 1719 - 1755: Gakhar and later Khanpur (Jagir) [02 coins]
  • 1865 - 1893: Kalat [01 coin]
  • 1865 - 1940: Bahawalpur [06 coins]

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