Pakistan Coinage: 2008-2012
under President: Asif Ali Zardari
 
Currency:  Rupee = 100 Paisa
 
2008
 
Before 2008, there was not a single President or Prime Minster's portrait on any coin of Pakistan. The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait was firstly introduced on his 100th Birthday on 1976 coins. Later it was continuously struck on one Rupee coins from 1998 onwards. Our national poet Allama Muhmamad Iqbal's portrait was also only introduced on his 100th Birthday on 1977 coins. Later the government of Pakistan wanted to continuously struck his portrait on 50 paisa coin in 1998 but due to inflation this coin was not introduced. Later his portrait was suggested on five Rupees coins from 2001 onwards, but was also not accepted. Some specimen of Allama Muhammad Iqbal five Rupees coins can be seen on my website. Nevertheless after a great debate among the government officials, Benazir Bhutto's 10 Rupee was introduced with her portrait on 10 Rupee coin this year, making her more important than other politicians, martyr soldiers, sport persons, etc.
 

KM#67 1 Rupee. Year: 2008. Weight: 1.75g. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: anti-clock wise on left side: "Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah" and anti-clock wise on right side "Islamic Republic of Pakistan". Jinnah's portrait facing left. Reverse: Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Mausoleum, Sehwan Shareef [located in Jamshoro District of Sindh, Pakistan]. Value written below. Mintage: 97,953,000. Minted Years: 2007-2008.

Note: Thicker date than the above coin.

Note: Extended border on obverse side. Smaller and thinner date. Different smaller image of Muhammad Ali Jinnah than 2007-2008 type.

Minted Years: 2008-2015.

KM#69 10 Rupees. Year: 2008. Weight: 8.25g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 27.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Denomination separated by Crescent and star. Reverse: Daughter of the East, Benazir Bhutto, the Martyr (above). Benazir Bhutto portrait facing 2/3 left. Year 1953-2007 separated by her portrait. Mintage: 300,000. Minted Years: One year type.

Issued Date: December 26, 2008 on the occasion of first death anniversary of the Former Prime Minister: Benazir Bhutto. 

Note: The above coin is also made in Aluminum as pattern with double thickness, plain edge and have weight of 3.64 grams. These Aluminum coins were firstly seen in public in November 2009.

10 Rupees. Year: 2008. Weight: 160.60 grams. Metal: Bronze plated copper. Diameter: 85 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Denomination separated by Crescent and star. Reverse: Daughter of the East, Benazir Bhutto, the Martyr (above). Benazir Bhutto portrait facing 2/3 left. Year 1953-2007 separated by her portrait. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Pattern (Specimen) coin for presentation purpose.

Note: Image size reduced to 50%

10 Rupees. Year: 2008. Weight: 160.60 grams. Metal: Brass plated copper. Diameter: 85 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Denomination separated by Crescent and star. Reverse: Daughter of the East, Benazir Bhutto, the Martyr (above). Benazir Bhutto portrait facing 2/3 left. Year 1953-2007 separated by her portrait.  Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type. Pattern (Specimen) coin for presentation purpose.

Note: Image size reduced to 50%

 
2009
 

KM#67 1 Rupee. Year: 2009. Weight: 1.75g. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: anti-clock wise on left side: "Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah" and anti-clock wise on right side "Islamic Republic of Pakistan". Jinnah's portrait facing left. Reverse: Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Mausoleum, Sehwan Shareef [located in Jamshoro District of Sindh, Pakistan]. Value written below. Mintage: 80,280,000. Minted Years: 2008-2015.

Note: Different image of Muhammad Ali Jinnah than 2007-2008.

Same as above coin but the word "Ju" in Jumuriyat (Republic) is missing. Thin date.

Same as above coin but the word "Muhammad" is very weakly struck and seems missing.

Seems that the obverse side is deliberately removed.

KM#68 2 Rupees. Year: 2009. Weight: 2.60g. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 22.5 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Badshahi Mosque, Lahore with Clouds on top. Value written below. Mintage: 100,000,000. Minted Years: 2007 and 2009-2015.

Same as above coin but the reverse side is slightly off-flan and rotated.
Pakistan's Rs.10 commemorative coin on China's 60th anniversary: To express the solidarity and unity with the Peoples Republic of China on historic occasion of 60th anniversary of its founding on 01 October 2009,  The Government of Pakistan has decided to issue 10 rupees commemorative coin in the quantity of 100,000 (One hundred thousand) pieces from State Bank of Pakistan, through SBP banking services corporation (Bank) w.e.f October 2009, according to a statement of Finance Division (Internal Finance Wing).
Highlighting the dimension, design and composition of the coin, the statement said that denomination of the coin will be Rs.10, metal composition will be Cupro-Nickel, copper 75 percent, Nickel 25 percent with white colour.
The shape, dimension and design of the coin will be round with serration on the edge and a diameter of 27.25 grams.
About obverse, it said that the waxing crescent moon and a five pointed star facing North-West in rising position, is in the center on the obverse side of the coin. Along with periphery on the top of the crescent star is inscribed in wording Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Urdu script. Below the crescent and at the top springs of wheat with arms curved upward, there is the year of issuance 2009. The face value of the coin in numeral “10” in bold letters and Rupee in Urdu script are written on the right and left sides of the crescent star respectively. A circle of sixty small beads is all along the edge of the coin.
About Reverse, in the center of the reverse of the coin bears flags of the both countries, showing hand shaking and inscribed wording “Sixty years celebrations of the Independence of People's Republic of China" at the upper and “Pak-Cheen dosti Zindabad” meaning “Longlive Pakistan-China friendship” at the lower side in Urdu script along with the periphery. On the left and right sides insignia, the year of P.R. China establishment and year of its 60th anniversary respectively are in numeral wording inscribed. A circle of sixty small beads is all along the edge of the coin. The existing Rs.10 banknotes will continue to the legal tender and will remain in circulation along with Rs.10 coins. The remedy allowed in the making thereof shall not be exceeding 1/40th by weight.

KM#70 10 Rupees. Year: 2009. Weight: 8.25g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 27.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: “اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان” (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) written at the top. Crescent and star facing left in the center. Date above the wreath. Denomination "10" on the left side and  “روپیہ ” (Rupees) in Urdu written at the right side separated by Crescent and star. A circle of sixty small beads is all along the edge of the coin. Reverse: 60th Anniversary of People's Republic of China (written in Urdu above). Pak-China Friend Forever (written in Urdu below). Year "1949" on the left and Year "2009" on the right, separated by China and Pakistan flags with hands shaking in the center. Mintage: 100,000. Minted Years: One year type. Issued Date: October 01, 2009. To Express Solidarity And Unity With The Peoples Republic of China on its 60th Anniversary.

Note: The above coin is also made in Aluminum as pattern with double thickness, plain edge and have weight of 3.64 grams. These Aluminum coins were firstly seen in public in November 2009.

 
 
2010
 

KM#67 1 Rupee. Year: 2010. Weight: 1.75g. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: anti-clock wise on left side: "Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah" and anti-clock wise on right side "Islamic Republic of Pakistan". Jinnah's portrait facing left. Reverse: Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Mausoleum, Sehwan Shareef [located in Jamshoro District of Sindh, Pakistan]. Value written below. Mintage: 100,000,000. Minted Years: 2008-2015.

Note: Different image of Muhammad Ali Jinnah than 2007-2008.

Same as above coin but thicker date.

KM#68 2 Rupees. Year: 2010. Weight: 2.60g. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 22.5 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Badshahi Mosque, Lahore with Clouds on top. Value written below. Mintage: 5,337,000. Minted Years: 2007 and 2009-2015.

Same as above coin but rotated as shown.
 
2011
 

KM#67 1 Rupee. Year: 2011. Weight: 1.75g. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: anti-clock wise on left side: "Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah" and anti-clock wise on right side "Islamic Republic of Pakistan". Jinnah's portrait facing left. Reverse: Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Mausoleum, Sehwan Shareef [located in Jamshoro District of Sindh, Pakistan]. Value written below. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 2008-2015.

Same as above coin but thicker date.

KM#68 2 Rupees. Year: 2011. Weight: 2.60g. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 22.5 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Badshahi Mosque, Lahore with Clouds on top. Value written below. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 2007 and 2009-2015.

KM#71 20 Rupees. Year: 2011. Weight: 9.63g [9.50g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 29.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: “اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان” (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) written at the top. Crescent and star facing left in the center. Denomination "20" on the right side and  “روپیہ ” (Rupees) in Urdu written at the left side separated by Crescent and star. Date above the wreath. A circle of sixty small beads is all along the edge of the coin. Reverse: "2011 YEAR OF PAK CHINA FRIENDSHIP" written at the top section. "60th" written in center with hand shaking below it. Dates "1951-2011" written at the  bottom. A circle of sixty small beads is all along the edge of the coin. Mintage: 100,000. Minted Years: One year type. Issued: 21st May 2011.

Note: To express solidarity, unity and perpetual friendship with the Peoples Republic of China. The delegation of both countries met for the first time in May 1951.

KM#72 20 Rupees. Year: 2011. Weight: 9.62g [9.50g]. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 29.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: “اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان” (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) written at the top. Crescent and star facing left in the center. Denomination "20" on the right side and  “روپیہ ” (Rupees) in Urdu written at the left side separated by Crescent and star. Date above the wreath. Reverse: "150th YEAR CELEBRATIONS  LAWRENCE COLLEGE GHORA GALI MURREE" written around the top section of the college emblem and Motto: "NEVER GIVE IN". Mintage: 100,000. Minted Years: One year type. Issued: 28th May 2011.

Note: The actual 150th years of Lawrence College Ghora Gali was in year 2010 and four different stamps of 8 Rupees each were also produced the same year. This coin was promised by the PM Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani on 150th Founders Day on a ceremony held on 07th Oct 2010 but the coin came late, dated 2011.

 
2012
 

KM#67 1 Rupee. Year: 2012. Weight: 1.75g. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: anti-clock wise on left side: "Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah" and anti-clock wise on right side "Islamic Republic of Pakistan". Jinnah's portrait facing left. Reverse: Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Mausoleum, Sehwan Shareef [located in Jamshoro District of Sindh, Pakistan]. Value written below. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 2008-2015.

Slightly rotated reverse side as shown.

KM#68 2 Rupees. Year: 2012. Weight: 2.60g. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 22.5 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Badshahi Mosque, Lahore with Clouds on top. Value written below. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 2007 and 2009-2015.

Slightly rotated reverse side as shown.

 
 
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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