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 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Muhammad Ali Jinnah's Residency [located in Ziarat, Baluchistan, Pakistan]. Value written below. Mintage: N/A [not released to circulation]. Minted Years: One year type.

50 Paisa. Year: 1998. Weight: 2.45g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=79% + Zn=20% + Ni=1%). Diameter: 18 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: anti-clock wise on left side: "Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal" and anti-clock wise of right side "Islamic Republic of Pakistan". Allama Iqbal's portrait facing left. Reverse: Bab ul Khyber [entrance to the Khyber Pass, Khyber Agency, FATA in Pakistan]. Value written below. Mintage: N/A [not released to circulation]. Minted Years: One year type.

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 1998. Weight: 4.00g. Metal: Bronze (Cu=95% + Sn=4% + Zn=1%). Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Reeded. 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: 1998-2006.

Released on 08th Sep 1998.

KM#63 2 Rupees. Year: 1998. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=70% + Zn=24.5% + Sn=5.5%). Diameter: 22.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Badshahi Mosque, Lahore without Clouds on top. Value written below. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1998-1999.

Released on 08th Sep 1998. 

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: 22.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. 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: 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 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Value separated by Crescent and Star. Reverse: Silver Jubilee (25 years) 1973-1998 of Pakistan Senate (with Senate logo). Mintage: 100,000. Minted Years: One year type. Issued on: 13th August 1998. Issued Date: August 13, 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 mm. Edge: Reeded. 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: 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: 22.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Badshahi Mosque, Lahore without Clouds on top. Value written below. 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: 22.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Badshahi Mosque, Lahore with Thin Clouds on top. Value written below. 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: 22.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. 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: 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 mm. Edge: Reeded. 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: 1998-2006.

KM#64 2 Rupees. Year: 2000. Weight: 5.00g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=70% + Zn=24.5% + Sn=5.5%). Diameter: 22.5 mm. Edge: Reeded. 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: 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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