Pakistan Coinage: 1949 - 1951
under Governor-General: Khwaja Nazimuddin
 
Currency:  Rupee = 16 Anna = 64 Pice = 192 Pie  
   
1949  
 

KM#1 1 Pice. Year: 1949. Weight: 1.944g (30 grains). Metal: Bronze (Cu=97% + Zn=2.5% + Sn=0.5%). Diameter: 21.34 mm and hole 9.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Crescent and star facing right, divides value "ONE PICE" at the top. Center hole divides Date. Four stars around date. Value "ایک پیسہ" (Ek Paisa) written at the bottom.
Reverse: "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) written in Urdu at the top and "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" in English at the bottom section around center hole. Mintage: 25,737,600. Minted Years: 1948-1949 and 1951-1952.

Half Anna (2 Pice). Year: 1949. Weight: 2.916g (45 grains). Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 17.37 mm, Corner: 19.76 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "دو پیسہ" (Du Paisa) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "HALF ANNA" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1949 (unlisted and mint sport issue).

Note: Without dot after date. Probably a pattern coin, unlisted style in Krause publications. This coin was sold by Pakistan mint within a set of 60 various coins of each type in 2006.

Half Anna (2 Pice). Year: 1949. Weight: 3.03g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 17.37 mm, Corner: 19.76 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Mintage: 1949, 1949 dot, 1951 Medal alignment and 1951 Coin alignment (unlisted and mint sport issues).

Note: In 2011 Half Anna dated 1949 with and without dot coin, having moon facing left were seen. These are considered as mint sport.

KM#2 Half Anna (2 Pice). Year: 1949 Dot after date. Weight: 2.916g (45 grains). Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 17.37 mm, Corner: 19.76 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Bombay. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "دو پیسہ" (Du Paisa) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "HALF ANNA" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: 16,936,000. Minted Years: 1948, 1949 dot and 1951.

Half Anna (2 Pice). Year: 1949 Dot after date. Weight: 3.08g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 17.37 mm, Corner: 19.76 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Mintage: 1949, 1949 dot, 1951 Medal alignment and 1951 Coin alignment (unlisted and mint sport issues).

KM#3 1 Anna. Year: 1949. Weight: 3.8879g (60 grains). Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21.00 x 19.80 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "ایک آنہ" (Ek Anna) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "ONE ANNA" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: 11,136,000. Minted Years: 1948, 1949, 1949 dot, 1951 and 1952.

KM#3 1 Anna. Year: 1949 Dot after date. Weight: 3.8879g (60 grains). Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21.00 x 19.80 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Bombay. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "ایک آنہ" (Ek Anna) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "ONE ANNA" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: including with one Anna 1949 without dot. Minted Years: 1948, 1949, 1949 dot, 1951 and 1952.

1 Anna. Year: 1949. Weight: 3.84g [3.8879g (60 grains)]. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21.00 x 19.80 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Bombay. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "ایک آنہ" (Ek Anna) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing left in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "ONE ANNA" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1949 without Dot, 1949 dot, 1951 and 1952 (unlisted and mint sport issues).

1 Anna. Year: 1949 Dot after date. Weight: 3.8879g (60 grains). Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21.00 x 19.80 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Bombay. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "ایک آنہ" (Ek Anna) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing left in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "ONE ANNA" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1949 without Dot, 1949 dot, 1951 and 1952 (unlisted and mint sport issues).

KM#4 2 Anna. Year: 1949. Weight: 5.8319g (90 grains). Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.35 mm, Corner: 25.40 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. One star in each corner outside dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "دو آنہ" (Du Anna) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "TWO ANNAS" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. One star in each corner outside dotted circle. Mintage: 19,716,000. Minted Years: 1948, 1949, 1949 dot and 1951.

KM#4 2 Annas. Year: 1949 Dot after date. Weight: 5.8319g (90 grains). Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.35 mm, Corner: 25.40 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Bombay. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. One star in each corner outside dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "دو آنہ" (Du Anna) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "TWO ANNAS" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. One star in each corner outside dotted circle. Mintage: including with one Anna 1949 without dot. Minted Years: 1948, 1949, 1949 dot and 1951.

2 Annas. Year: 1949 Dot after date. Weight: 5.80g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.35 mm, Corner: 25.40 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Bombay. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. One star in each corner outside dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "دو آنہ" (Du Anna) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing left in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "TWO ANNAS" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. One star in each corner outside dotted circle. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1948, 1949 without dot, 1949 dot and 1951 (unlisted and mint sport issues).

Note: Mint sport, 1949 Dot after date with Crescent facing left. Two Annas 1949 without dot,  Crescent facing left also exists as mint sport.

KM#5 1/4 Rupee. Year: 1949. Weight:  2.916g (45 grains). Metal: Ni. (Ni=100%). Diameter: 19.05 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "پاؤ روپیہ" (Pao Rupiya) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "QUARTER RUPEE" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: 46,000,000. Minted Years: 1948, 1949 and 1951.

Note: Quarter Rupee dated 1949, having moon facing left side exists. These are considered as mint sport.

KM#6 1/2 Rupee. Year: 1949. Weight: 5.8319g (90 grains). Metal: Ni. (Ni=100%). Diameter: 24.13 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "آدهہ روپیہ" (Aadha Rupiya) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "HALF RUPEE" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: 24,800,000. Minted Years: 1948, 1949 and 1951.

KM#7 Rupee. Year: 1949. Weight: 11.6638g (180 grains). Metal: Ni. (Ni=100%). Diameter: 27.94 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.

Reverse: Value "ایک روپیہ" (Ek Rupiya) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "ONE RUPEE" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: 37,100,000. Minted Years: 1948 and 1949.

 
1950  
 

KM#8 1 Anna. Year: 1950. Weight: 3.8879g (60 grains). Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21.00 x 19.80 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "ایک آنہ" (Ek Anna) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing left in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "ONE ANNA" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: 94,828,000 [including with one Anna 1949 Dot after date (KM#3)].  Minted Years: One year type.

1 Anna. Year: 1950. Weight: 3.36g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21.00 x 19.80 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.

Reverse: Value "ایک آنہ" (Ek Anna) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "ONE ANNA" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One type type (unlisted and mint sport issue). Note: In 2011, one Anna dated 1950 having moon facing right was seen. This issue is considered as mint sport.

KM#9 2 Annas. Year: 1950. Weight: 5.8319g (90 grains). Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.35 mm, Corner: 25.40 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. One star in each corner outside dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "دو آنہ" (Du Anna) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing left in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "TWO ANNAS" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. One star in each corner outside dotted circle. Mintage: 21,188,000 [including with two Anna 1949 Dot after date (KM#4)]. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#10 1/4 Rupee. Year: 1950. Weight: 2.916g (45 grains). Metal: Ni. (Ni=100%). Diameter: 19.05 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.

Reverse: Value "پاؤ روپیہ" (Pao Rupiya) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing left in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "QUARTER RUPEE" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: 19,400,000. Minted Years: One year type + 1949 & 1951 (mint sport).

 
1951
 

KM#11 1 Pie (1/3 Pice). Year: 1951. Weight: 1.296g (20 grains). Metal: Bronze (Cu=97% + Zn=2.5% + Sn=0.5%). Diameter: 15.90 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value "ONE PIE" written at the top and "ایک پائی" (Ek Pai) written in Urdu in the Center. Date at the bottom. Value and date flanked by five stars on each side; all within a circle of wreath.
Reverse: Crescent and star facing left at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. "GOVERNMENT" written clockwise at the left side and "OF PAKISTAN" written clockwise at the right side. Mintage: 1,478,400. Minted Years: 1951-1953 and 1955-1957.

KM#1 1 Pice. Year: 1951. Weight: 1.944g (30 grains). Metal: Bronze (Cu=97% + Zn=2.5% + Sn=0.5%). Diameter: 21.34 mm and hole 9.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Crescent and star facing right, divides value "ONE PICE" at the top. Center hole divides Date. Four stars around date. Value "ایک پیسہ" (Ek Paisa) written at the bottom.
Reverse: "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) written in Urdu at the top and "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" in English at the bottom section around center hole. Mintage: 14,044,800. Minted Years: 1948-1949 and 1951-1952.

KM#2 Half Anna (2 Pice). Year: 1951. Weight: 2.916g (45 grains). Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 17.37 mm, Corner: 19.76 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "دو پیسہ" (Du Paisa) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "HALF ANNA" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: 75,356,000. Minted Years: 1948, 1949 dot and 1951.

Half Anna (2 Pice). Year: 1951. Weight: 2.98g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 17.37 mm, Corner: 19.76 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Mintage: 1949, 1949 dot, 1951 Medal alignment and 1951 Coin alignment (unlisted and mint sport issues).

Note: First seen in September 2010, Mint sport, unlisted in Krause publications. Crescent on left.

Half Anna (2 Pice). Year: 1951. Weight: 3.07g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 17.37 mm, Corner: 19.76 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Lahore. Mintage: 1949, 1949 dot, 1951 Medal alignment and 1951 Coin alignment (unlisted and mint sport issues).

Note: First seen in August 2014, Mint sport, unlisted in Krause publications. Crescent on left with coin alignment as shown.

KM#3 1 Anna. Year: 1951. Weight: 3.8879g (60 grains). Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21.00 x 19.80 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "ایک آنہ" (Ek Anna) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "ONE ANNA" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: 40,804,000. Minted Years: 1948, 1949, 1949 dot, 1951 and 1952.

1 Anna. Year: 1951. Weight: 3.46g [3.8879g (60 grains)]. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21.00 x 19.80 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Bombay. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "ایک آنہ" (Ek Anna) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing left in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "ONE ANNA" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1949 without Dot, 1949 dot, 1951 and 1952 (unlisted and mint sport issues).

Note: In August 2014, one Anna dated 1951 having moon facing left was seen. This issue is considered as mint sport.

KM#4 2 Anna. Year: 1951. Weight: 5.8319g (90 grains). Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.35 mm, Corner: 25.40 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. One star in each corner outside dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "دو آنہ" (Du Anna) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "TWO ANNAS" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. One star in each corner outside dotted circle. Mintage: 33,312,000. Minted Years: 1948, 1949, 1949 dot and 1951.

Note: Two Annas dated 1951, having moon facing left side exists. These are considered as mint sport.

KM#5 1/4 Rupee. Year: 1951. Weight:  2.916g (45 grains). Metal: Ni. (Ni=100%). Diameter: 19.05 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.
Reverse: Value "پاؤ روپیہ" (Pao Rupiya) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "QUARTER RUPEE" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: 19,120,000. Minted Years: 1948, 1949 and 1951.

Quarter Rupee dated 1951, having moon facing left side are considered as mint sport.

Weight:  3.15g [2.916g].

Minted Years: 1950 (normal issue) + 1949 & 1951 (mint sport).

KM#6 1/2 Rupee. Year: 1951. Weight: 5.8319g (90 grains). Metal: Ni. (Ni=100%). Diameter: 24.13 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written in three lines at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra below Date. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. All legends and wreath within dotted circle.

Reverse: Value "آدهہ روپیہ" (Aadha Rupiya) written at the top. Crescent and Star facing right in the center. One star each on upper left side and upper right side. Value "HALF RUPEE" above sprigs/wreath. All legends and wreath within dotted circle. Mintage: 11,430,000. Minted Years: 1948, 1949 and 1951.

Note: Half Rupee dated 1951, having moon facing left side exists. These are considered as mint sport.

 
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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