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: 1.55g. Metal: Bronze (Cu=97% + Zn=2.5% + Sn=0.5%). Diameter: 21.3 mm with holed 9.4 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Crescent and star on the right, divides value around the top while center hole divides date. Four stars around date. Reverse: "Government of Pakistan" legends in Urdu and English around center hole. Mintage: 25,740,000. Minted Years: 1948-1952 (except 1950).

Half Anna (2 Pice). Year: 1949. Weight: 2.90g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 17.4 mm, Corner: 19.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. Reverse: Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type.
Note: Probably a pattern coin, unlisted style in Krause publications. Without dot after date. This coin was sold by Pakistan mint within a set of 60 various coins of each type in 2006.

KM#2 Half Anna (2 Pice). Year: 1949 Dot after date. Weight: 2.90g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 17.4 mm, Corner: 19.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint, London. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. Reverse: Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. Mintage: 16,940,000. Minted Years: 1948-1951 (except 1950).
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#3 1 Anna. Year: 1949. Weight: 3.75g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21 x 19.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. Reverse: Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. Mintage: 11,140,000. Minted Years: 1948-1952 (except 1950).

KM#3 1 Anna. Year: 1949 Dot after date. Weight: 3.75g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21 x 19.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint, London. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. Reverse: Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. Mintage: including with one Anna 1950 (KM#8). Minted Years: 1948-1952 (except 1950).

1 Anna. Year: 1949 Dot after date. Weight: 3.75g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21 x 19.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint, London. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. Reverse: Crescent on left, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: Mint sport, 1949 Dot after date with Crescent on left.

KM#4 2 Anna. Year: 1949. Weight: 5.80g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.3 mm, Corner: 25.4 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. One star in each corner. Reverse: Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. One star in each corner. Mintage: 19,720,000. Minted Years: 1948-1951 (except 1950).

KM#4 2 Annas. Year: 1949 Dot after date. Weight: 5.80g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.3 mm, Corner: 25.4 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint, London. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. One star in each corner. Reverse: Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. One star in each corner. Mintage: including with two Anna 1950 (KM#9). Minted Years: 1948-1951 (except 1950).

2 Annas. Year: 1949 Dot after date. Weight: 5.80g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.3 mm, Corner: 25.4 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint, London. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. One star in each corner. Reverse: Crescent on left, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. One star in each corner. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type.
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: 2.75g. Metal: Ni. (Ni=100%). Diameter: 19 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. Reverse: Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. Mintage: 46,000,000. Minted Years: 1948-1951 (except 1950).
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: 6.00g. Metal: Ni. (Ni=100%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. Reverse: Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. Mintage: 20,300,000. Minted Years: 1948-1951 (except 1950).

KM#7 Rupee. Year: 1949. Weight: 11.50g. Metal: Ni. (Ni=100%). Diameter: 28 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. Reverse: Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. Mintage: 37,100,000. Minted Years: 1948-1949.
 
1950  
 

KM#8 1 Anna. Year: 1950. Weight: 3.75g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21 x 19.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint, London. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. Reverse: Crescent on left, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. Mintage: 94,830,000 [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 x 19.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal.

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: 5.80g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.3 mm, Corner: 25.4 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint, London. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. One star in each corner. Reverse: Crescent on left, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. One star in each corner. Mintage: 21,190,000 [including with two Anna 1949 Dot after date (KM#4)]. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#10 1/4 Rupee. Year: 1950. Weight: 2.75g. Metal: Ni. (Ni=100%). Diameter: 19 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: British Royal Mint, London. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. Reverse: Crescent on left, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. Mintage: 19,400,000. Minted Years: One year type.
 
1951
 

KM#11 1 Pie (1/3 Pice). Year: 1951. Weight: 1.30g. Metal: Bronze (Cu=97% + Zn=2.5% + Sn=0.5%). Diameter: 16 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value and date flanked by five stars on each side within a circle of wreath. Reverse: Crescent and star facing left above tughra with legend "Government of Pakistan". Mintage: 2,950,000. Minted Years: 1951-1953 and 1955-1957.

KM#1 1 Pice. Year: 1951. Weight: 1.55g. Metal: Bronze (Cu=97% + Zn=2.5% + Sn=0.5%). Diameter: 21.3 mm with holed 9.4 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Crescent and star on the right, divides value around the top while center hole divides date. Four stars around date. Reverse: "Government of Pakistan" legends in Urdu and English around center hole. Mintage: 14,050,000. Minted Years: 1948-1952 (except 1950).

KM#2 Half Anna (2 Pice). Year: 1951. Weight: 2.90g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 17.4 mm, Corner: 19.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. Reverse: Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. Mintage: 75,360,000. Minted Years: 1948-1951 (except 1950).

Half Anna (2 Pice). Year: 1951. Weight: 2.98g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 17.4 mm, Corner: 19.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.

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: 17.4 mm, Corner: 19.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Coin. Mint: Lahore.

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: 3.75g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21 x 19.8 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. Reverse: Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. Mintage: 40,800,000. Minted Years: 1948-1952 (except 1950).
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: 5.80g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.3 mm, Corner: 25.4 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. One star in each corner. Reverse: Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. One star in each corner. Mintage: 33,130,000. Minted Years: 1948-1951 (except 1950).
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: 2.75g. Metal: Ni. (Ni=100%). Diameter: 19 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. Reverse: Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. Mintage: 19,120,000. Minted Years: 1948-1951 (except 1950).
Note: Quarter Rupee dated 1951, having moon facing left side exists. These are considered as mint sport.

KM#6 1/2 Rupee. Year: 1951. Weight: 6.00g. Metal: Ni. (Ni=100%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. Reverse: Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. Mintage: 11,430,000. Minted Years: 1948-1951 (except 1950).
 
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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