Pakistan Coinage: 1998 - 2000
under President: Mohammad Rafiq Tarar
 
Currency:  Rupee = 100 Paisa
 

 

1998
The term "Government of Pakistan" was replaced by "Islamic Republic of Pakistan" on 1998 coins onwards.
 

25 Paisa. Year: 1998. Weight: 0.85g. Metal: Aluminum. (Al=100%). Diameter: 18.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "اسلامی جمهوریه پاکستان" (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) in Urdu script written at the top. Crescent and star facing left in the center. Date above wheat wreath at the bottom.
Reverse: Muhammad Ali Jinnah's Residency [located in Ziarat, Baluchistan, Pakistan] in the center. Value "25" and "پیسہ" (paisa) written at the bottom. Mintage: N.A. [not released to circulation]. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: Quaid-e-Azam Residency (Urdu: قائد اعظم اقامتگاه‬‎ - Qāʾid-e Aʿẓam eghamatgah), also known as Ziarat Residency, is located in Ziarat, Balochistan, Pakistan. It is where Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent the last two months and ten days of his life, nursed by A. S. Nathaniel (d. 2013). It is the most famous landmark of the city, constructed in 1892 during the British Raj. The building is a wooden structure, originally designed as a sanatorium before being converted into the summer residence of the agent of the Governor General. It is declared a national monument and heritage site and is of great architectural importance.
The residency was damaged during the 2008 earthquake. On 15 June 2013, the Residency was targeted with rockets. The wooden parts of the building were badly affected as a result of the attack. Militants belonging to the Balochistan Liberation Army claimed responsibility. The reconstruction work completed by renowned builder Nayyer Ali Dada and the rehabilitated Ziarat Residency opened on 14 August 2014 by then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The Building is now open for all to visit it.

50 Paisa. Year: 1998. Weight: 2.45g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=79% + Zn=20% + Ni=1%). Diameter: 18.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.

Obverse: "علامہ ڈاکٹر محمد اقبال" (Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal) written at left side anti-clockwise. "اسلامی جمهوریه پاکستان" (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) written at right side anti-clockwise.

Reverse: Bab-e-Khyber [entrance to the Khyber Pass, Khyber Agency, FATA in Pakistan] in the center. Value "50" and "پیسہ" (paisa) written at the bottom. Mintage: N.A. [not released to circulation]. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: Bab-e-Khyber (Pashto and Urdu: باب خیبر‎; "Khyber Gate") is a monument which stands at the entrance of the Khyber Pass in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. The gate is immediately west of Peshawar, while the historic Jamrud Fort is adjacent to the gate. The open ceremony was done by military government Muhammad Ayub Khan on 11th June 1963. Khyber Gate is is considered to be the most famous post-independence structure in Khyber Agency.

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 1998. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Bronze (Cu=95% + Sn=4% + Zn=1%). Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.

Obverse: Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait facing left in the center. "اسلامی جمہوریۂ پاکِستان" (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) in Urdu written at the right side anti-clockwise. "قائد اعظم محمد علی جناح" [Quaid-i-Azam (Great Leader) Muhammad Ali Jinnah] written at the left side anti-clockwise. Date at the bottom.

Reverse: Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Mausoleum, Sehwan Shareef [located in Jamshoro District of Sindh, Pakistan] in the center. Value "1" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: 42,292,000. Minted Years: 1998-2006. Issued Date: 08th Sep 1998.

Note: The Shrine of Lal Shabaz Qalandar (Urdu: لال شہباز قلندر مزار‬‎; Sindhi: لال شهباز قلندر جي مزار‎) is a Sufi shrine dedicated to the 13th century Islamic mystic, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar (b. 1177 - d. 1274). His original name was Syed Usman Marvandi, born in Maiwand (today in Afghanistan) and son of Ibrahim Kabeeruddin. The shrine is located in Sehwan Sharif, in the Pakistani province of Sindh. The shrine is one of the most important in Pakistan and attracts up to one million visitors annually. In Multan, Lal Shabaz Qalandar met Baha-ud-din Zakariya of the Suhrawardiyya order, Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar of the Chishtiyya and Syed Jalaluddin Bukhari. The friendship of these four became legendary, they were known as the Chahar Yar (In Persian "the four friends"). According to some historians, the four friends visited various parts of Sindh, Punjab (in present-day Pakistan) and southern part of India. Shahbaz became a profound scholar of religions, fluent in many languages including Pashto, Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Sindhi and Sanskrit. This was also the time period when Ghiyas ud din Balban (reigned: 1266 1287) ruled India. Following his death, Hindus within Sindh began to identify Lal Shahbaz Qalandar as an incarnation of their patron deity, Jhulelal.
The shrine's construction was started under the reign of Shah Tughluq, who ordered that the saint's remains be enshrined in Sehwan Sharif. The tomb complex was built in 1356 C.E., though it has been expanded several times since its founding. Ibn Battuta mentions the shrine during his travels to the region in the mid-fourteenth century. In 1639, the shrine was greatly expanded under the rule of Mirza Jani of the Tarkhan dynasty. Though the shrine was founded centuries ago, its popularity expanded in the late 20th century.
On 16 February 2017, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Khorasan Province claimed responsibility for a suicide attack at the shrine that resulted in the deaths of 88 people. The following morning, the shrine's caretaker continued the daily tradition of ringing the shrine's bell at 3:30am, and defiantly vowed that he would not be intimidated by terrorists. The shrine's dhamaal, or meditative dancing ceremony, was resumed the very next evening following the attack.
The shrine attracts Hindu devotees, while one of the shrine's two sajjada nasheens, or hereditary guardian-families, is a Hindu family. Hindus still perform the mehndi ritual at the opening of the shrine's annual urs, or fair. Until the 19th century, Hindus as well as Muslims believed that the flow of the nearby Indus River waxed and waned according to the whim of the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. The name of the Sindhi Hindu variant of the God of water, Jhulelal, is displayed prominently in the shrine. The qawwali song "Dama Dam Mast Qalandar" is famous throughout South Asia, and is in praise of the Sufi saint who is interred at the shrine.

2 Rupees. Year: 1998. Weight: 2.62g. Metal: Aluminium (Al=100%). Diameter: 22.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.

Obverse: "اسلامی جمهوریه پاکستان" (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) in Urdu script written at the top. Crescent and star facing left in the center. Date above wheat wreath at the bottom.

Reverse: Badshahi Mosque at Lahore in the center without any clouds above it. Value "2" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: N.A. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: In Sep 2018,  this coin was first time seen. Probably a pattern issue or mint sport.

KM#63 2 Rupees. Year: 1998. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=70% + Zn=24.5% + Sn=5.5%). Diameter: 22.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.

Obverse: "اسلامی جمهوریه پاکستان" (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) in Urdu script written at the top. Crescent and star facing left in the center. Date above wheat wreath at the bottom.

Reverse: Badshahi Mosque at Lahore in the center without any clouds above it. Value "2" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: N.A. Minted Years: 1998-1999. Issued Date: 08th Sep 1998. 

Note: The Badshahi Mosque (Punjabi and Urdu: بادشاہی مسجد‬‎, or "Imperial Mosque") is a Mughal era mosque in Lahore, capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab. The mosque is located west of Lahore Fort along the outskirts of the Walled City of Lahore and is widely considered to be one of Lahore's most iconic landmarks.
Badshahi Mosque was commissioned by Emperor Aurangzeb in 1671, with construction of the mosque lasting for two years until 1673. The mosque is an important example of Mughal architecture, with an exterior that is decorated with carved red sandstone with marble inlay. It remains the largest and most recent of the grand imperial mosques of the Mughal-era, and is the second-largest mosque in Pakistan. After the fall of the Mughal Empire, the mosque was used as a garrison by the Sikh Empire and the British Empire, but is now one of Pakistan's most iconic sights. The mosque is located adjacent to the Walled City of Lahore, Pakistan. The entrance to the mosque lies on the western side of the rectangular Hazuri Bagh, and faces towards the famous Alamgiri Gate of the Lahore Fort, which is located on the eastern side of the Hazuri Bagh. The mosque is also located next to the Roshnai Gate, one of the original thirteen gates of Lahore, which is located on the southern side of the Hazuri Bagh.
Near the entrance of the mosque lies the Tomb of Muhammad Iqbal, a poet widely revered in Pakistan as the founder of the Pakistan Movement which led to the creation of Pakistan as a homeland for the Muslims of British India. Also located near the mosque's entrance is the tomb of Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan, who is credited for playing a major role in preservation and restoration of the mosque.
The Samadhi of Ranjit Singh (white edifice) is a Sikh shrine that was built next to the mosque in 1848 during Sikh rule.

Same as above coin but that this coin is off-flan (off-centered) by both sides, creating one rotated side.

KM#64 2 Rupees. Year: 1998. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=70% + Zn=24.5% + Sn=5.5%). Diameter: 22.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "اسلامی جمهوریه پاکستان" (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) in Urdu script written at the top. Crescent and star facing left in the center. Date above wheat wreath at the bottom.
Reverse: Badshahi Mosque at Lahore in the center with three clouds above it. Value "2" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: N.A. Minted Years: 1998-2006.

Note: This design of clouds were produced from 1998 to 2002. Unlisted date in Krause and Mishler's book.

KM#61 10 Rupees. Year: 1998. Weight: 10.00g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 26.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) [Government of Pakistan] written at the top. Crescent and star facing left in the center. Value "10" written at the right side and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the left side. Date "1998" written at the bottom above wheat wreath.
Reverse: "پاکستان سینیٹ سلور جوبلی" (Pakistan Senate Silver Jubilee) written in Urdu at the top section. Pakistan Senate's 25 years logo in the center. Mintage: 100,000. Minted Years: One year type. Subject: 25th anniversary of Pakistan Senate 1973-1998. Issued on: 13th August 1998.

Same as above coin, but slightly rotated from observe side. Weight: 10.05g.
 
1999
 

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 1999. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Bronze (Cu=95% + Sn=4% + Zn=1%). Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.

Obverse: Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait facing left in the center. "اسلامی جمہوریۂ پاکِستان" (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) in Urdu written at the right side anti-clockwise. "قائد اعظم محمد علی جناح" [Quaid-i-Azam (Great Leader) Muhammad Ali Jinnah] written at the left side anti-clockwise. Date at the bottom.

Reverse: Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Mausoleum, Sehwan Shareef [located in Jamshoro District of Sindh, Pakistan] in the center. Value "1" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: 150,128,000. Minted Years: 1998-2006.

Same as above, but the sizes of 9s are decreasing from left to right in the Year. From the appearance it looks like, it is made of a different composition of metal than the one shown above.

Different sizes of digits in date than the above coin.

The first 9 in the Year is not well struck. Secondly the last 9 is upper than the rest of the digits in the Year.

The second 9 in the Year is not well struck. The legends on the coin are thinner than the above coins. From appearance it have a different composition of metal.

KM#63 2 Rupees. Year: 1999. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=70% + Zn=24.5% + Sn=5.5%). Diameter: 22.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.
Reverse: Badshahi Mosque at Lahore in the center without any clouds above it. Value "2" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: N.A. Minted Years: 1998-1999.

Note: This coin was unlisted in Krause publication for 10 years until 2009 !

2 Rupees. Year: 1999. Weight: 5.08g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=70% + Zn=24.5% + Sn=5.5%). Diameter: 22.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.

Obverse: "اسلامی جمهوریه پاکستان" (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) in Urdu script written at the top. Crescent and star facing left in the center. Date above wheat wreath at the bottom.

Reverse: Badshahi Mosque at Lahore in the center with three Thin Clouds above it. Value "2" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: N.A. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: This coin remained unlisted for 15 years !

KM#64 2 Rupees. Year: 1999. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=70% + Zn=24.5% + Sn=5.5%). Diameter: 22.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.

Obverse: "اسلامی جمهوریه پاکستان" (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) in Urdu script written at the top. Crescent and star facing left in the center. Date above wheat wreath at the bottom.

Reverse: Badshahi Mosque at Lahore in the center with three clouds above it. Value "2" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: 15,294,000. Minted Years: 1998-2006.

Note: This design of clouds were produced from 1998 to 2002.

 
2000
 

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 2000. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Bronze (Cu=95% + Sn=4% + Zn=1%). Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.
Obverse: Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait facing left in the center. "اسلامی جمہوریۂ پاکِستان" (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) in Urdu written at the right side anti-clockwise. "قائد اعظم محمد علی جناح" [Quaid-i-Azam (Great Leader) Muhammad Ali Jinnah] written at the left side anti-clockwise. Date at the bottom.

Reverse: Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Mausoleum, Sehwan Shareef [located in Jamshoro District of Sindh, Pakistan] in the center. Value "1" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: 72,600,000. Minted Years: 1998-2006.

KM#64 2 Rupees. Year: 2000. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=70% + Zn=24.5% + Sn=5.5%). Diameter: 22.50 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.

Obverse: "اسلامی جمهوریه پاکستان" (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) in Urdu script written at the top. Crescent and star facing left in the center. Date above wheat wreath at the bottom.

Reverse: Badshahi Mosque at Lahore in the center with three clouds above it. Value "2" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: 63,248,000. Minted Years: 1998-2006.

Note: This design of clouds were produced from 1998 to 2002.

 
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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