Pakistan Coinage: 2018-date
under President: Dr. Arif Alvi
Currency:  Rupee = 100 Paisa

KM#81 50 Rupees. Year: 2018. Weight: 13.76g [13.50g]. Metal: Nickel-Brass (75% copper and 25% nickel). Diameter: 29.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: The waxing crescent moon and five pointed star facing North West in rising position is in the center. The periphery on the top of the crescent star is inscribed in the wording "Islami Jamhoria Pakistan, اسلامہ جمہوریہ پاکستان" (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) in Urdu script. Below the crescent and at the top of two sprigs of wheat with arms curved upward, there is the year 2017. The face value of the coin in numeral 50 in bold letters and "روپیہ" (Rupee) in Urdu script are written on the right and left sides of the crescent star respectively. Reverse: "International Anti-Corruption Day" written in English at the top section along the periphery. "ہمارا ایمان، کرپشن فری پاکستان" (Hamara Emaan, Corruption Free Pakistan) [Our Faith, Corruption Free Pakistan] is written in Urdu, in two lines in the center. The date "* 9th December *" is written at the bottom section. Mintage: N.A. Minted Years: One year type. Issue Date: 10th December, 2018. Subject: International Corruption Day on 09th December.

Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all countries. Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to political instability. On 31 October 2003, the General Assembly adopted the United Nation Convention against corruption. The Assembly also designated 09 December as International Anti-Corruption Day to raise public awareness for Anti-Corruption. The convention entered into force in December 2005. The Federal Government has authorized the State Bank of Pakistan to issue Rs. 50 Commemorative Coin of International Anti-Corruption Day. These coins will be issued through the exchange counters of all the field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation from December 10, 2018.

Early coins used:

Early coins of small dynasties and Princely states joining Pakistan:

  • 550 - 350 BC: Taxila (Taksasila).
  • 170 BEC - 375 CE: Eucratid Bactria and Kushanid Empire of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
  • 0 - 100 CE: Prata Rajas and Barbaric Sassanide coins of Balochistan.
  • c. 180 BEC - 530 CE Indo-Greek and The Hephthalites at Punjab.
  • c. 600 - 1845: Habbarid, Qarlukhid, Samma, Arghun Tarkhans and Talpur Dynasties of Sindh.
  • 1719 - 1755: Gakhar and later Khanpur (Jagir).
  • 1865 - 1893: Kalat.
  • 1865 - 1940: Bahawalpur.

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