Pakistan Coinage: 2001 - 2007
under President: Pervez Musharraf
 
Currency:  Rupee = 100 Paisa  
   
2001  
 

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 2001. 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 in the Year, the 2 seems to be more tilted downwards.

KM#64 2 Rupees. Year: 2001. 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: 85,444,000. Minted Years: 1998-2006.

Note: The inscription of "2 Rupees" and year "2001" are thick. This design of clouds were produced from 1998 to 2002.

Same as above, but having more Tin or Zinc contents.

The inscription of "2 Rupees" and year "2001" are having thin legends.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 5.97g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Muhammad Iqbal portrait facing left. "Allama Doctor Muhammad Iqbal" written left anti-clockwise. "Islamic Republic of Pakistan" written right anti-clockwise. Reverse: Faisal Mosque, Islamabad. Value written below. Mintage: N/A.

Note: Pattern (specimen) coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 6.00g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Muhammad Ali Jinnah portrait facing left. "Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah" written left anti-clockwise. "Islamic Republic of Pakistan" written right anti-clockwise. Reverse: Faisal Mosque, Islamabad. Value written below. Mintage: N/A.

Note: Pattern (specimen) coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 6.12g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Muhammad Iqbal portrait facing left. "Allama Doctor Muhammad Iqbal" written left anti-clockwise. "Islamic Republic of Pakistan" written right anti-clockwise. Reverse: Parliament Building, Islamabad. Value written below. Mintage: N/A.

Note: Pattern (specimen) coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 6.07g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Muhammad Ali Jinnah portrait facing left. "Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah" written left anti-clockwise. "Islamic Republic of Pakistan" written right anti-clockwise. Reverse: Parliament Building, Islamabad. Value written below. Mintage: N/A.

Note: Pattern (specimen) coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 5.95g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Parliament Building, Islamabad. Value written below. Mintage: N/A.

Note: Pattern (specimen) coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 6.09g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Muhammad Iqbal portrait facing left. "Allama Doctor Muhammad Iqbal" written left anti-clockwise. "Islamic Republic of Pakistan" written right anti-clockwise. Reverse: Value in pentagon. Mintage: N/A.

Note: Pattern (specimen) coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 6.27g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Muhammad Ali Jinnah portrait facing left. "Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah" written left anti-clockwise. "Islamic Republic of Pakistan" written right anti-clockwise. Reverse: Value in pentagon. Mintage: N/A.

Note: Pattern (specimen) coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 6.30g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Value in pentagon. Mintage: N/A.

Note: Pattern (specimen) coin. The pentagon design is different than the normal circulated one.

Note: Most of the above eight pattern 5 Rupees coins were also made in Aluminum with double thickness, plain edge and have weight of 2.20 grams each. These Aluminum coins were firstly seen in public in November 2009.
 
2002  
 

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 2002. 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.

Note: Year on this coin has smaller "20" than "02". Zeros are oval.

KM#64 2 Rupees. Year: 2002. 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: 148,940,000. Minted Years: 1998-2006. The first "2" in the year is smaller.

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

Same as above coin, but having different edge milling and from appearance probably of a different metal composition.

Same as above, but having more Tin or Zinc contents. It has a weight of 4.84 grams.

KM#64 2 Rupees. Year: 2002. 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. This image of the coin shows that it is off-flan from both sides.

Note: Design of flat base / mountain like clouds were introduced from 2002 onwards.

Same as above, but both sides are off flan (centered) making it a rotated coin from one side.

It has been observed that around 10% of 2 Rupees and 5 Rupees from 2002 to 2006 are either slightly off flan (centered) and/or slightly rotated from one side.

Same as above, but there is lighting from the clouds.

The colour of the coin indicates of having probably more Copper contents. It has a weight of 4.88 grams.

5 Rupees. Year: 2002. Weight: 6.32g. Metal: Copper(Cu=100%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Value in pentagon. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: Test (Pre-Production) Coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2002. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: Copper-Zinc (Cu=95% + Zn=5%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Value in pentagon. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: Test (Pre-Production) Coin.

KM#65 5 Rupees. Year: 2002. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Value in pentagon. Mintage: 35,668,000. Minted Years: 2002-2006.

Released on 26th Dec 2002.

   
2003  
 

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 2003. 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.

Note: The size of digits in Year are increasing from left to right. Secondly the zeros are round.

The Year is slightly thicker than the above coin. Secondly the zeros in the year are oval.

The zeros in the Year are smaller. This coin seems to be struck various times or weakly struck.

The digits in the Year are more or less of the same size.
   

2 Rupees. Year: 2003. Weight: 5.24g. Metal: Copper-Nickel (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). 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.

Note: Test (Pre-Production) Coin. Design of flat base / mountain like clouds were introduced from 2002 onwards.

KM#64 2 Rupees. Year: 2003. 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: 125,220,000. Minted Years: 1998-2006.

Note: Design of flat base / mountain like clouds were introduced from 2002 onwards.

Same as above but having thicker legends and date. Slightly smaller in size, Reduced thickness. Weakly struck and has weight of 4.65 grams.

Same as above coin but with thin date. It has different edge milling and metal composition from appearance.

5 Rupees. Year: 2003. Weight: 9.30g (double thickness). Metal: Cu (Cu=100%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Value in pentagon. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: The new elected government of PLM-Q wanted to introduce this coin, but was later rejected and the CuNi coin was resumed.

KM#65 5 Rupees. Year: 2003. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Value in pentagon. Mintage: 138,566,000. Minted Years: 2002-2006.

Same as above, but having thick legends and date. Weakly struck.

10 Rupees. Year: 2003. Weight: 7.25g. Metal: Brass plated on Copper. Diameter: 27 mm. Edge: Reeded with Plain traces. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Denomination separated by Crescent and star. Reverse: 2003, Year of Madre-Millat [Mother of the Nation] (above). Mohtrama Fatima Jinnah (below). Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine or Poet's Jasmine) plant in center. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: Pattern (specimen) coin.

KM#66 10 Rupees. Year: 2003. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 27 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Denomination separated by Crescent and star. Reverse: 2003, Year of Madre-Millat [Mother of the Nation] (above). Mohtrama Fatima Jinnah (below). Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine or Poet's Jasmine) plant in center. Mintage: 200,000. Minted Years: One year type. Issued on: July 31, 2003.

Same as above coin, but off flan (centered) from both sides, also making one side slightly rotated.
   
2004  
 

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 2004. 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.

Note: The size of digits in Year are increasing from left to right. Secondly the zeros are oval.

Same as above, but from the appearance, it has brownish-red colour, probably due to different metal compositions.

From the appearance, it has brownish orange colour. Secondly the Year on this coin has smaller "20" than "04". Zeros are oval.

From the appearance, it has golden brown colour, probably due to different metal compositions. The digits in the Year are thick and are of the same size. Zeros are oval and overlapping each other.

From the appearance, it has golden brown colour, probably due to different metal compositions. Wide date. Digits are clear separated. Zeros are round in shape.

KM#64 2 Rupees. Year: 2004. 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: 105,148,000. Minted Years: 1998-2006.

Note: Design of flat base / mountain like clouds were introduced from 2002 onwards.

KM#65 5 Rupees. Year: 2004. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Value in pentagon. Mintage: 224,228,000. Minted Years: 2002-2006.

Same as above but off-flan, plain edge and slightly larger.

Weight: 6.48g. Diameter: 25.00 mm.

Same as above but more off-flan, plain edge and slightly larger.

Weight: 6.44g. Diameter: 25.50 mm.

 
2005  
 

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 2005. 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.

Note: The zeros in 2005 are joint together (overlapping; no space between them).

Wide date. Brownish colour.

Wide date. Reddish colour.

Wide and large date, small portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Extended border on Obverse side.

Unknown date, off-flan, plain edge and slightly larger.

Weight: 3.75g. Diameter: 22.5 mm.

 

KM#64 2 Rupees. Year: 2005. 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: 98,912,000. Minted Years: 1998-2006.

Note: This 2 Rupees issued in 2005 has not extended border on the Obverse side. Flat base / mountain like clouds were introduced from 2002 onwards.

Another example of the above coin, having not extended border on the Obverse side. The "5" in the year seems to be larger than the above coin.

KM#64 2 Rupees. Year: 2005. 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: including above. Minted Years: 1998-2006.

Note: This 2 Rupees issued in 2005 has extended border on the Obverse side. Flat base / mountain like clouds were introduced from 2002 onwards.

Same as the above 2 Rupee 2005 coin with extended border on the obverse, but reverse has in Urdu alphabet "Wao" strangely struck. Reverse side is slightly off-flan.

Same as the above 2 Rupee 2005 coin with extended border on the obverse, but reverse has spoiled / damage design of Badshahi Mosque's entrance gate. It also have a different color appearance with thinner Year. Reverse side is slightly off-flan.

KM#65 5 Rupees. Year: 2005. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Value in pentagon. Mintage: 148,248,000. Minted Years: 2002-2006.

Note: This 5 Rupees issued in 2005 has not extended border on Obverse side.

Same as above coin but obverse side is slightly off-flan and rotated as shown.

KM#65 5 Rupees. Year: 2005. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Value in pentagon. Mintage: including above. Minted Years: 2002-2006.

Note: This 5 Rupees issued in 2005 has extended border on the Obverse side.

 
2006  
 

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 2006. 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.

Note: The size of digits in the year are incrementing from left to right.

Note: The date has a "6" filled in.

Note: The legends and date has a double thickness or probably double struck.

Note: Darker in colour and probably thinner obverse legends.

KM#64 2 Rupees. Year: 2006. 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: 34,432,000. Minted Years: 1998-2006.

Note: Design of flat base / mountain like clouds were introduced from 2001 onwards.

Same as above, but more reddish colour, probably due to more Tin composition.

KM#65 5 Rupees. Year: 2006. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24 mm. Edge: Reeded. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Crescent and star facing left. Date above wreath. Reverse: Value in pentagon. Mintage: 177,222,000. Minted Years: 2002-2006.
 
2007  
 

KM#67 1 Rupee. Year: 2007. Weight: 1.75g. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 20 mm. Edge: Plain. 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: 201,670,000. Minted Years: 2007-2008.

Note: Released for circulation around 15th Dec 2008.

Same as above but off-flan, plain edge and slightly larger.

Weight: 1.75g. Diameter: 21 mm.

KM#68 2 Rupees. Year: 2007. Weight: 2.60g. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 22.5 mm. Edge: Plain. 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: 100,848,000. Minted Years: 2007 and 2009-2015.

Note: Released  for circulation around 15th Dec 2008.

2 Rupees. Year: 2007. Weight: 10.78g. Metal: .925 Silver. Diameter: 22.5 mm. Edge: Plain. 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: 12 (estimated). Minted Years: One year type.

Note: Test (Pre-Production) Coin. One of the initial silver coin struck by Pakistan Mint to show their ability on this metal. It has a different design than the above coin.

 
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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