Pakistan Coinage: 1974-1978
under President: Fazal Elahi Chaudhry
 
Currency:  Rupee = 100 Paisa
 
1974
 
Pakistan recognized Bangladesh during 2nd Islamic Summit on 22nd Feb 1974 at Lahore, therefore Bengali language was removed from all Pakistan coinage. Minar-e-Pakistan, situated at Lahore were introduced on coins from 1974 to 1981.
 

KM#33 1 Paisa. Year: 1974. Weight: 0.60g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: 17 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value flanked by abstract cotton plants. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue). Mintage: 14,230,000. Minted Years: 1974-1979.

KM#34 2 Paisa. Year: 1974. Weight: 1.00g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: Waved, 8 Scallops; 19 x 17.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value flanked by rice plants. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue). Mintage: 3,600,000. Minted Years: 1974-1976.

KM#26 5 Paisa. Year: 1974. Weight: 2.75g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=79% + Zn=20% + Sn=1%). Diameter: 21 x 18.6 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Government of Pakistan (in Bengali and in Urdu Tughra) with Crescent on Left. Reverse Legends: Value written in Bengali and Urdu. Sailboat with value on sails. Mintage: 7,695,000. Minted Years: 1964-1974.

KM#35 5 Paisa. Year: 1974. Weight: 1.00g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: 21 x 18.6 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value within sugar cane plants, flanked by two stars. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue). Mintage: 23,395,000. Minted Years: 1974-1981.

KM#31 10 Paisa. Year: 1974. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 22 x 20.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Government of Pakistan (in Bengali and in Urdu Tughra) with Crescent on Left. Reverse Legends: Value written in Bengali and Urdu. Value within wreath. Mintage: 4,780,000. Minted Years: 1969-1974.

KM#36 10 Paisa. Year: 1974. Weight: 1.25g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 22 x 20.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value within four wheat ears. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue).  Mintage: 18,640,000. Minted Years: 1974-1981.

KM#30 25 Paisa. Year: 1974. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Government of Pakistan (in Bengali and in Urdu Tughra) with Crescent on Left. Reverse Legends: Value written in Bengali and Urdu. Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine or Poet's Jasmine) branch in center. Mintage: 9,756,000. Minted Years: 1967-1974.

KM#32 50 Paisa. Year: 1974. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 22 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Government of Pakistan (in Bengali and in Urdu Tughra) with Crescent on Left. Reverse Legends: Value written in Bengali and Urdu. Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine or Poet's Jasmine) branch in center. Mintage: 1,128,000. Minted Years: 1969-1972 and 1974.

Note: Rare coin. Probably most of them were not released for circulation and melted down.

 
1975
 

KM#33 1 Paisa. Year: 1975. Weight: 0.60g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: 17 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value flanked by abstract cotton plants. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue). Mintage: 43,000,000. Minted Years: 1974-1979.

KM#34 2 Paisa. Year: 1975. Weight: 1.00g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: Waved, 8 Scallops; 19 x 17.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value flanked by rice plants. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue). Mintage: 4,020,000. Minted Years: 1974-1976.

KM#35 5 Paisa. Year: 1975. Weight: 1.00g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: 21 x 18.6 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value within sugar cane plants, flanked by two stars. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue). Mintage: 50,030,000. Minted Years: 1974-1981.

KM#36 10 Paisa. Year: 1975. Weight: 1.25g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 22 x 20.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value within four wheat ears. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue).  Mintage: 28,875,000. Minted Years: 1974-1981.

KM#37 25 Paisa. Year: 1975. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value imposed on Morina Longifolia flowers. Mintage: 14,264,000. Minted Years: 1975-1981.

KM#38 50 Paisa. Year: 1975. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 23 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value within circle, surrounded by designed wreath. Mintage: 9,180,000. Minted Years: 1975-1981.

Note: Date variety exists 1975-1981, especially with 1976 coins seen below.

 
1976
 
After 1948 to 1950 based metal coinage, Pakistan government decided to produce some commemorative coins from foreign mints in Gold and Silver metals. British Royal Mint produced two silver and one gold coin for some 22 countries from 1974 to 1979 based on their endangered animals known as Conservation series. Pakistan was also one of them to produce 100 and 150 Rupees in silver and 3000 Rupees in gold. Secondly the year 1976 coincided with Muhammad Ali Jinnah's 100th birthday. M/s. Italcambio, Venezuela, was contacted to produced a 100 Rupees coin in silver and 500 Rupees coin in gold.
 

KM#33 1 Paisa. Year: 1976. Weight: 0.60g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: 17 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value flanked by abstract cotton plants. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue). Mintage: 49,180,000. Minted Years: 1974-1979.

KM#34 2 Paisa. Year: 1976. Weight: 1.00g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: Waved, 8 Scallops; 19 x 17.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value flanked by rice plants. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue). Mintage: 5,750,000. Minted Years: 1974-1976.

Note: It has more mintage than 1974 and 1975 coins, yet difficult to find. Probably most of these coins were melted and not released for circulation. Scarce Coin.

KM#35 5 Paisa. Year: 1976. Weight: 1.00g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: 21 x 18.6 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value within sugar cane plants, flanked by two stars. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue). Mintage: 58,255,000. Minted Years: 1974-1981.

KM#36 10 Paisa. Year: 1976. Weight: 1.25g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 22 x 20.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value within four wheat ears. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue).  Mintage: 43,755,000. Minted Years: 1974-1981.

KM#37 25 Paisa. Year: 1976. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value imposed on Morina Longifolia flowers. Mintage: 20,440,000. Minted Years: 1975-1981.

KM#38 50 Paisa. Year: 1976. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 23 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value within circle, surrounded by designed wreath. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1975-1981.

Same as above coin, but date touching the base of Minar-e-Pakistan.

KM#39 50 Paisa. Year: 1976. Weight: 5.83g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Serrations: 130. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan with Motto: "Unity Faith Discipline". Value within circle and designed wreath. Reverse Legends: 100th Birth Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam (Muhammad Ali Jinnah), dates 1876 and 1976 with his portrait. Mintage: 5,600,000. Minted Years: One year type. Issued Date: December 22, 1976.
Certificate of Authenticity for 1976 Conservation Series Coins: The Gazette of Pakistan, Registered No. S.1033 / L.-7646 extraordinary published by authority: Islamabad, Tuesday, June 22, 1976. Part II.  Statutory Notification (S.R.O) Government of Pakistan. Ministry of Finance, Planning and Development (Finance Division) Internal Finance Wing. Islamabad, the 16th June, 1976.

S.R.O. 598(I)/76. - In exercise of the power conferred by section 6 of the Pakistan Coinage Act (III of 1906), the Federal Government is pleased to determine that the denomination of 3000 rupees, 150 rupees and 100 rupees hereafter to be coined at Royal Mint, London, England, for the issue under the authority of Federal Government, shall conform to the following dimensions, design and composition, namely:- [see these details below for each coin].

The Federal Government is further pleased to authorize the International Union of Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, a body corporate constituted by statutes having status of a charitable association under section 60 et. seq. of the Swiss Civil Code and the World Wildlife Fund, a foundation established as a charitable foundation under section 80 et. seq. of the Swiss Civil Code, to act, subject to and under the provisions of the Agreement made between President of Pakistan and International Union of Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources and World Wildlife Fund at Islamabad on eighteenth day of November, 1974, on behalf of Federal Government for arranging for production, handling and selling of the coins, be issued under the authority of the notification to collectors and dealers outside Pakistan through M/s Spink and Son Ltd. of King Street, St. Jame's London, England. [F.4(2)/IF(V)/76.] 

S.R.O. 599(I)/76. - In exercise of the power conferred by section 21 of the Pakistan Coinage Act (III of 1906), read with section 7 thereof, the Federal Government is pleased to make the following rule, namely:- The standard weight of 3000 rupees, 150 rupees and 100 rupees coins coined under the provision of section 6 of the said Act and the remedy allowed in making such shall be specified below:- [see weight tolerance details below for each coin].

S. Farogh Naweed, Deputy Secretary.

KM#40 100 Rupees. Year: 1976. Weight: 28.28g (Tolerance +0.600g). Metal: 0.925 Silver (Silver=92.5% + Copper and/or Cadmium=7.5%). Diameter: 38.61 mm (+/- 0.127 mm). Edge: Reeded. Serrations: 181. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint, London. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Western Tropogan Pheasant perched on a branch (Conservation Series). Mintage: 10,957 (including 5,837 Proofs). Minted Years: One year type. According to the Certificate of Authenticity, these specification (based on 50 coins) was attested by John R. Christie, Deputy Master of the Royal Mint. Issued Date: May 09, 1977.

The Western Tragopan or Western Horned Tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) is a medium sized brightly plumaged pheasant found along the Himalayas from Hazara in northern Pakistan in the west to Uttarakhand within India to the east. The species is highly endangered and globally threatened. Five populations are known from Kohistan, Kaghan valley, Kishtwar, Chamba, Kulu and an area east of the Sutlej river. They are found from an altitude of 1750 m to 3600 m, going up higher in summer. Their preferred habitat is the dense understorey of temperate, subalpine and broad-leaved forest. It inhabits upper temperate forests between 2400 and 3600 m in summer, and in winter, dense coniferous and broad-leaved forests between 2000 to 2800 m elevations. The Western Tragopan is mostly arboreal but feeds on the ground. They mostly feed on leaves, shoots, seeds, but also consume insects and other invertebrates. Like most of the pheasants, they roost on trees singly or in pairs except during nesting. They also display blue horns with a fancied resemblance to those of the Greek mythological god Pan, whence the name Tragopan (Tragos goat + Pan). During the display they call and the song is a loud two-note ringing wou-weee which is repeated every second for long periods. The breeding season is May-June. They build their nests in low tree hollows. The Western Tragopan is considered as the rarest of all living pheasants. Their range is very restricted. In Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, this bird is locally called Jujurana which means King of Birds.

Certificate of Authenticity for 1976 100th Birth Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Coins: The Gazette of Pakistan, Registered No. S.1033 / L.-7646 extraordinary published by authority: Islamabad, Friday, November 12, 1976. Part II.  Statutory Notification (S.R.O) Government of Pakistan. Ministry of Finance, Planning and Development (Finance Division) Internal Finance Wing. Islamabad, the 10th November, 1976.

S.R.O. 1090(I)/76. - In exercise of the power conferred by section 6 of the Pakistan Coinage Act (III of 1906), the Federal Government is pleased to determine that the commemorative gold coins of the denomination of 500 Rupees and the silver coins of the denomination of 100 Rupees to be coined for the issue under the authority of Federal Government on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of the father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, shall conform to the following dimensions, design and composition, namely:- [see these details below for each coin].

S.R.O. 1091(I)/76. - In exercise of the power conferred by section 21 of the Pakistan Coinage Act (III of 1906), read with section 7 thereof, the Federal Government is pleased to make the following rule, namely:- The standard weight of the commemorative gold and silver coins of the denomination of 500 Rupees and 100 Rupees respectively to be coined under the provision of section 6 of the said Act for issue on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of the father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and the remedy allowed in the making of the said coins shall be as specified below:- [see weight tolerance details below for each coin]. [F.4(9)/IF(V)/74.] 

S. Farogh Naweed, Deputy Secretary.

KM#41 100 Rupees. Year: ND (1976). Weight: 20.44g. Metal: 0.925 Silver (Silver=92.5% + Copper and/or Cadmium=7.5%). Diameter: 36 mm. Edge: Reeded. Serrations: 180. Alignment: Coin. Mint: M/s. Italcambio, Venezuela. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan with Motto: "Unity Faith Discipline". Reverse Legends: 100th Birth Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam (Muhammad Ali Jinnah), 1876-1976 with his portrait. Mintage: 4,100 (including 2,800 Proofs). Minted Years: One year type. Issued Date: February 22, 1977.

KM#42 150 Rupees. Year: 1976. Weight: 35.00g (Tolerance +0.712g). Metal: 0.925 Silver (Silver=92.5% + Copper and/or Cadmium=7.5%). Diameter: 42 mm (+/- 0.127 mm). Edge: Reeded. Serrations: 198. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint, London. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Gavial Crocodile in marsh swamp (Conservation Series). Mintage: 10,756 (including 5,637 Proofs). Minted Years: One year type. According to the Certificate of Authenticity, these specification (based on 50 coins) was attested by John R. Christie, Deputy Master of the Royal Mint. Issued Date: May 09, 1977.

The gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), sometimes called the Indian gavial or gavial, is one of two surviving members of the family Gavialidae, a long-established group of crocodile-like reptiles with long, narrow jaws. Gharials once thrived in all the major river systems of the Indian subcontinent, spanning the rivers of its northern part from the Indus in Pakistan across the Gangetic floodplain to the Irrawaddy in Myanmar. Today their distribution is limited to only 2% of their former range. They are extinct in Pakistan's Indus River, in the Brahmaputra of Bhutan and Bangladesh and in the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. In India small populations are present and increasing in the rivers of the National Chambal Sanctuary, Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Son River Sanctuary and the rainforest biome of Mahanadi in Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary, Orissa, where they apparently don't breed. In Nepal small populations are present and slowly recovering in tributaries of the Ganges, such as the Narayani-Rapti river system in Chitwan National Park and the Karnali-Babai river system in Bardia National Park The gharial is not a man-eater and is sensitive towards humans. Despite its immense size, its thin and fragile jaws make it physically incapable and impossible to consume a large animal, especially a human being. Young gharials eat insects, larvae, and small frogs. Mature adults feed almost solely on fish. In the 1970s the gharial came to the brink of extinction and even now remains on the critically endangered list.

KM#43 500 Rupees. Year: ND (1976). Weight: 4.50g. Metal: 0.917 Gold (Gold=91.7%). Diameter: 19 mm. Edge: Reeded. Serrations: 95. Alignment: Coin. Mint: M/s. Italcambio, Venezuela. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan with Motto: "Unity Faith Discipline". Reverse Legends: 100th Birth Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam (Muhammad Ali Jinnah), 1876-1976 with his portrait. Mintage: 1,000 (including 500 Proofs). Minted Years: One year type. Issued Date: February 22, 1977.

KM#44 3000 Rupees. Year: 1976. Weight: 33.4370g (Tolerance +0.420g). Metal: 0.900 Gold (Gold=90% + Silver=10%). Diameter: 34 mm. Edge: Reeded. Serrations: 160. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint, London. Obverse: In center a waxing Crescent moon and five pointed star surmounted by Minar-e-Pakistan, located at Lahore with stylish design on left and right. Obverse Urdu Legends: Hukumat-e-Pakistan [Government of Pakistan]. Reverse: Astor Markhor standing on rock crag (Conservation Series). Mintage: 1,175 (including 273 Proofs). Minted Years: One year type. According to the Certificate of Authenticity, these specification (based on 33 coins) was attested by John R. Christie, Deputy Master of the Royal Mint. Issued Date: May 09, 1977.

Astor Markhor or Flare-horned Markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri): Has large, flat horns, branching out very widely, and then going up nearly straight with only a half turn. Markhor stand 65 to 115 centimetres (26 to 45 in) at the shoulder, 132 to 186 centimetres (52 to 73 in) in length and weigh from 32 to 110 kilograms (71 to 240 lb). Astor Markhor is an endangered markhor, native to Kashmir and northern Pakistan. Astor markhor populations are scattered, starting east of the Banihal pass (50 km from the Chenab river) on the Jammu-Srinagar highway westward to the disputed border with Pakistan. Recent surveys indicate that it still occurs in catchments of the Limber and Lachipora rivers in the Jhelum Valley Forest Division, and around Shupiyan to the south of Srinagar. The Astor markhor there is restricted to the Indus and its tributaries, as well as to the Kunar (Chitral) river and its tributaries. Along the Indus, it inhabits both banks from Jalkot (Kohistan District) upstream to near the Tungas village (Baltistan), with Gakuch being its western limit up the Gilgit River, Chalt up the Hunza River, and the Parishing valley up the Astore River. It is synonymous with Capra falconeri cashmiriensis (Pir Punjal Markhor), which has heavy, flat horns, twisted like a corkscrew.

 
1977
 

KM#33 1 Paisa. Year: 1977. Weight: 0.60g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: 17 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value flanked by abstract cotton plants. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue). Mintage: 62,750,000. Minted Years: 1974-1979.

KM#35 5 Paisa. Year: 1977. Weight: 1.00g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: 21 x 18.6 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value within sugar cane plants, flanked by two stars. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue). Mintage: 32,840,000. Minted Years: 1974-1981.

KM#36 10 Paisa. Year: 1977. Weight: 1.25g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 22 x 20.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value within four wheat ears. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue).  Mintage: 29,045,000. Minted Years: 1974-1981.

KM#37 25 Paisa. Year: 1977. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value imposed on Morina Longifolia flowers. Mintage: 22,092,000. Minted Years: 1975-1981.

KM#38 50 Paisa. Year: 1977. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 23 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value within circle, surrounded by designed wreath. Mintage: 5,548,000. Minted Years: 1975-1981.

KM#45 Rupee. Year: 1977. Weight: 7.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 27.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Serrations: 110. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Outer circle Legends: (2nd) Islamic Summit Conference 1974. Obverse center circle legends in Arabic on the coin: WaiAatasimoo Bihabli Allahi JameeAan Wala Tafarraqoo...[And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you, i.e The holy book Quran), and be not divided among yourselves...]. This verse is taken from Qur'an Chapter# 3 [Al-e-Imran (The Family of Imran, The House of Imran)], Verse# 103.
Obverse inner circle Legends: "Allah Hoo Abkar" (Allah is Great). Reverse Legends: Government of Pakistan with Islamic submit Minar, located at Lahore. Islamic Kalma on both sides [There is no God, but Allah and Muhammad (P.B.U.H) is the Messenger of Allah]. Aik Rupia [One Rupee] divided by the Minar. Mintage: 5,074,000. Minted Years: One year type. Issued Date: February 22, 1977. This date coincides with the inauguration of Islamic Summit Minar at Lahore with the 3rd anniversary of the Summit held in Lahore.

KM#46 Rupee. Year: 1977. Weight: 7.50g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 27.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Serrations: 110. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan. Value in center. Date above sprigs. Reverse Legends: 100th Birth Anniversary of  Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1977) with his portrait. Head leaning on arm facing 1/4 left with closed eyes. Mintage: 5,000,000. Minted Years: One year type. Issued Date: December 08, 1977.
Note: The obverse side wreath was later on introduced on all circulated coin of Pakistan from 1979 to 1996.
Certificate of Authenticity for 1977 Islamic Summit Minar Coins: The Gazette of Pakistan, Registered No. S.1033 / L.-7646 extraordinary published by authority: Islamabad, Thursday, January 20, 1977. Part II.  Statutory Notification (S.R.O) Government of Pakistan. Ministry of Finance, Planning and Development (Finance Division) Notifications Islamabad, the 19th January, 1977.

S.R.O. 68(I)/77. - In exercise of the power conferred by section 6 of the Pakistan Coinage Act (III of 1906), the Federal Government is pleased to determine that the commemorative gold coins of the denomination of 1,000 Rupees and the silver coins of the denomination of 100 Rupees to be coined for the issue under the authority of Federal Government on the occasion of the inauguration of the Islamic Summit Minar, Lahore, shall conform to the following dimensions, design and composition, namely:- [see these details below for each coin].

S.R.O. 69(I)/77. - In exercise of the power conferred by section 21 of the Pakistan Coinage Act (III of 1906), read with section 7 thereof, the Federal Government is pleased to make the following rule, namely:- The standard weight of the commemorative gold and silver coins of the denomination of 1000 Rupees and 100 Rupees respectively to be coined under the provision of section 6 of the said Act for issue on the occasion of the inauguration of the Islamic Summit Minar, Lahore, and the remedy allowed in the making of the said coins shall be as specified below:- [see weight tolerance details below for each coin]. [F.4(12)/IF(V)/76.] 

S. Farogh Naweed, Deputy Secretary.

KM#47 100 Rupees. Year: 1977. Weight: 20.44g [Remedy allowed, not exceeding 1/40th of weight]. Metal: 0.925 Silver (Silver=92.5% + Copper Cadmium=7.5%). Diameter: 36 mm. Edge: Reeded. Serrations: 180. Alignment: Medal. Mint: M/s. Italcambio, Venezuela. Outer obverse legends four time clock-wise: Islamic Kalma [There is no God, but Allah and Muhammad (P.B.U.H) is the Messenger of Allah]. Date below "Bismillah ar-Rahman, ar-Raheem" [In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful]. Reverse Legends: Government of Pakistan. 100 Rupees divided by the Minar. Small circle legends: "Allah Hoo Abkar" (Allah is Great) on both side of the Minar. Mintage: 4,000 (including 2,500 Proofs). Minted Years: One year type. Issued Date: February 22, 1977. This date coincides with the inauguration of Islamic Summit Minar at Lahore with the 3rd anniversary of the Summit held in Lahore.
Certificate of Authenticity for 1977, 100th Birth Anniversary Allama Muhammad Iqbal coins: The Gazette of Pakistan, Registered No. S.1033 / L.-7646 extraordinary published by authority: Islamabad, Tuesday, December 13, 1977. Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Affairs (Finance Division). Internal Finance Wing Islamabad, the 10th December, 1977.

S.R.O. 1169 (I)/77. - In exercise of the power conferred by section 6 of the Pakistan Coinage Act (III of 1906), the Federal Government is pleased to determine that the commemorative gold coins of the denomination of 500 Rupees and the silver coins of the denomination of 100 Rupees to be coined for the issue under the authority of Federal Government on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal shall conform to the following dimensions, design and composition, namely:- [see these details below for each coin].

S.R.O. 1169-a (I)/77. - In exercise of the power conferred by section 21 of the Pakistan Coinage Act (III of 1906), read with section 7 thereof, the Federal Government is pleased to make the following rule, namely:- The standard weight of the commemorative gold and silver coins of the denomination of 500 Rupees and 100 Rupees respectively to be coined under the provision of section 6 of the said Act for issue on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, and the remedy allowed in the making of the said coins shall be as specified below:- [see weight tolerance details below for each coin]. [F.4(7)/IFV/77.] 

S. Farogh Naweed, Deputy Secretary.

KM#48 100 Rupees. Year: 1977. Weight: 20.44g [Remedy allowed, not exceeding 1/40th of weight]. Metal: 0.925 Silver (Silver=92.5% + Copper Cadmium=7.5%). Diameter: 36 mm. Edge: Reeded. Serrations: 180. Alignment: Coin. Mint: M/s. Italcambio, Venezuela. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan. Value in center. Date above sprigs. Reverse Legends: 100th Birth Anniversary of  Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1977) with his portrait. Head leaning on arm facing 1/4 left with closed eyes. Mintage: 3,300 (including 300 Proofs). Minted Years: One year type. Issued Date: December 08, 1977.

KM#49 500 Rupees. Year: 1977. Weight: 3.64g [Remedy allowed, not exceeding 1/40th of weight]. Metal: 0.917 Gold (Gold=91.7%). Diameter: 19 mm. Edge: Reeded. Serrations: 95. Alignment: Coin. Mint: M/s. Italcambio, Venezuela. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan. Reverse Legends: 100th Birth Anniversary of  Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1977) with his portrait. Head leaning on arm facing 1/4 left with closed eyes. Mintage: 700 (including 200 Proofs). Minted Years: One year type. Issued Date: December 08, 1977.

KM#50 1000 Rupees. Year: 1977. Weight: 9.00g [Remedy allowed, not exceeding 1/40th of weight]. Metal: 0.917 Gold (Gold=91.7%). Diameter: 25 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: M/s. Italcambio, Venezuela. Obverse Outer circle Legends: (2nd) Islamic Summit Conference 1974. Obverse inner circle Legends: "Allah Hoo Abkar" (Allah is Great). Reverse Legends: "Government of Pakistan" with Islamic Kalma on both sides [There is no God, but Allah and Muhammad (P.B.U.H) is the Messenger of Allah].
Obverse center circle legends in Arabic on the coin: WaiAatasimoo Bihabli Allahi JameeAan Wala Tafarraqoo...[And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you, i.e The holy book Quran), and be not divided among yourselves...]. This verse is taken from Qur'an Chapter# 3 [Al-e-Imran (The Family of Imran, The House of Imran)], Verse# 103. Mintage: 800 (including 400 Proofs). Minted Years: One year type. Issued Date: February 22, 1977.  This date coincides with the inauguration of Islamic Summit Minar at Lahore with the 3rd anniversary of the Summit held in Lahore.
 
1978
 

KM#33 1 Paisa. Year: 1978. Weight: 0.60g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: 17 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value flanked by abstract cotton plants. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue). Mintage: 20,380,000. Minted Years: 1974-1979.

Note: Krause publication also indicates date as 1978/7.

KM#35 5 Paisa. Year: 1978. Weight: 1.00g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: 21 x 18.6 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value within sugar cane plants, flanked by two stars. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue). Mintage: 61,940,000. Minted Years: 1974-1981.

KM#36 10 Paisa. Year: 1978. Weight: 1.25g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 22 x 20.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value within four wheat ears. Reverse Legends: Padawar Bharrao "Grow more Food" (F.A.O issue). Mintage: 55,185,000. Minted Years: 1974-1981.

KM#37 25 Paisa. Year: 1978. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value imposed on Morina Longifolia flowers. Mintage: 33,544,000. Minted Years: 1975-1981.

KM#38 50 Paisa. Year: 1978. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Copper=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 23 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse Legends: Government of Pakistan, Minar-e-Pakistan imposed on Crescent and star facing left. Reverse: Value within circle, surrounded by designed wreath. Mintage: 18,252,000. Minted Years: 1975-1981.
 
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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