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: 20.00 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: 146,996,000. 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: 22.50 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: 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: 24.00 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. Date at the bottom.

Reverse: Faisal Mosque, Islamabad. Value "5" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Pattern (specimen) coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 6.00g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24.00 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: Faisal Mosque, Islamabad. Value "5" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Pattern (specimen) coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 6.12g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24.00 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. Date at the bottom.

Reverse: Parliament Building, Islamabad. Value "5" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Pattern (specimen) coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 6.07g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24.00 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: Parliament Building, Islamabad. Value "5" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Pattern (specimen) coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 5.95g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24.00 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: Parliament Building, Islamabad. Value "5" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: N/A. Pattern (specimen) coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 6.09g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24.00 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: Value "5" with "روپیہ" (Rupee) written below it, within pentagon in the center. Design outside on each five sides. Mintage: N/A. Pattern (specimen) coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 6.27g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24.00 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: Value "5" with "روپیہ" (Rupee) written below it, within pentagon in the center. Design outside on each five sides. Mintage: N/A. Pattern (specimen) coin.

5 Rupees. Year: 2001. Weight: 6.30g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24.00 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: Value "5" with "روپیہ" (Rupee) written below it, within pentagon in the center. Design outside on each five sides. Mintage: N/A.

Note: Pattern (specimen) coin. The pentagon design is different than the normal circulated one issued in 2002.

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 reported in November 2009.

 
2002
 

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 2002. 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: 192,252,000. 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: 22.50 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 [included in below type]. 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: 22.50 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 thick clouds above it. Value "2" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: 148,940,000. 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: 24.00 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: Value "5" with "روپیہ" (Rupee) written below it, within pentagon in the center. Design outside on each five sides. 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: 24.00 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: Value "5" with "روپیہ" (Rupee) written below it, within pentagon in the center. Design outside on each five sides. 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: 24.00 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: Value "5" with "روپیہ" (Rupee) written below it, within pentagon in the center. Design outside on each five sides. Mintage: 35,668,000. Minted Years: 2002-2006. Released on 26th December 2002.

 
2003
 

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 2003. 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: 217,996,000. 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: 22.50 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, Lahore with Clouds on top. Value written below. Mintage: N/A. Minted Years: 1998-2006. The first "2" in the year is smaller.

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: 22.50 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 thick clouds above it. Value "2" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. 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: 24.00 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: 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: 24.00 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: Value "5" with "روپیہ" (Rupee) written below it, within pentagon in the center. Design outside on each five sides. 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: 27.00 mm. Edge: Reeded with Plain traces. 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. Value "10" written at the right side and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the left side. Date above wheat wreath at the bottom.
Reverse: "۲۰۰۳" (2003) and "سالِ مَادرِ ملّت" [Sal-e-Madre-Millat] (Year of Mother of the Nation) written at the top. Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine or Poet's Jasmine) plant in center. "محترمة فاطمة جناح" [Mohtrama Fatima Jinnah] (Respected Fatima Jinnah) written at the bottom. 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: 27.00 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. Value "10" written at the right side and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the left side. Date above wheat wreath at the bottom.

Reverse: "۲۰۰۳" (2003) and "سالِ مَادرِ ملّت" [Sal-e-Madre-Millat] (Year of Mother of the Nation) written at the top. Jasminum officinale (Common Jasmine or Poet's Jasmine) plant in center. "محترمة فاطمة جناح" [Mohtrama Fatima Jinnah] (Respected Fatima Jinnah) written at the bottom. Mintage: 200,000. Minted Years: One year type. Subject: 110th Birth anniversary of Fatima Jinnah. Issued on: July 31, 2003.

Note: Fatima Jinnah (Urdu: فاطمہ جناح‬‎; 31 July 1893 – 09 July 1967) was a Pakistani dental surgeon, biographer, stateswoman and one of the leading founders of Pakistan. After obtaining a dental degree from University of Calcutta in 1923, she became a close associate and an adviser to her older brother Muhammad Ali Jinnah who later became the first Governor General of Pakistan. A strong critic of the British Raj, she emerged as a strong advocate of the two nation theory and a leading member of the All-India Muslim League.
After the independence of Pakistan, Jinnah co-founded the Pakistan Women's Association which played an integral role in the settlement of the women migrants in the newly formed country. She remained the closest confidant of her brother until his death. After his death, Fatima was banned from addressing the nation until 1951; her 1951 radio address to the nation was heavily censored by the Liaquat administration. She wrote the book "My Brother", in 1955 but it was only published 32 years later, in 1987, due to censorship by the establishment, who had accused Fatima of 'anti-nationalist material'. Even when published several pages from the book's manuscript were left out.
Jinnah came out of her self-imposed political retirement in 1965 to participate in the presidential election against military dictator Muhammad Ayub Khan. She was backed by a consortium of political parties, and despite political rigging by the military, won two of Pakistan’s largest cities, Karachi and Dhaka. The U.S. magazine, Time, while reporting on the 1965 election campaign, wrote that Jinnah faced attacks on her modesty and patriotism by Muhammad Ayub Khan and his allies. Jinnah died in Karachi on 09 July 1967. Her death is subject to controversy, as some reports have alleged that she died of unnatural causes. Her family members had demanded an inquiry, however the government blocked their request. She remains one of the most honoured leaders in Pakistan, with nearly half a million people attending her funeral in Karachi.

Same as above coin, but off flan (centered) from both sides, also making one side slightly rotated. Weight: 6.50g.
 
2004
 

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 2004. 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: 162,210,000. 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.

Rotated issue as shown. Weight: 4.01g.

KM#64 2 Rupees. Year: 2004. 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 thick clouds above it. Value "2" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. 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: 24.00 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: Value "5" with "روپیہ" (Rupee) written below it, within pentagon in the center. Design outside on each five sides. Mintage: 224,228,000. Minted Years: 2002-2006.

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

Weight: 6.48g. Diameter: 25.00 mm.

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

Weight: 6.44g. Diameter: 25.50 mm.

Same as above coin but is less off flan and smaller in size compared to both above coins. The word "اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان" (Islamic Republic of Pakistan) is completely visible with Date.

Weight: 6.47g. Diameter: 24.50 mm.

 
2005
 

1 Rupee. Year: 2005. Weight: 1.65g. Metal: Aluminum (Al=100%). Diameter: 19.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.

Pattern issue.

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" [Quaid-i-Azam (Great Leader)] 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: N.A. Minted Years: One year type.

Note: In 2005, the Finance Ministry proposed pure aluminium composition for Rs 1 and 2 while for Rs 5 coin an adjustment of weight has been recommended. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) also agreed to the proposal.
Further, concerns have been regularly voiced that the sanctity of the names of "Muhammad" and "Ali" appearing on Re.1 coin is not observed and the SBP has, therefore proposed to remove the names from the coin, the word ' Quaid-e-Azam' may be retained. [Source: http://fp.brecorder.com/2007/01/20070112516461/]
However this pattern issue never came into circulation. In 2007, the same previous design of 1 Rupee with complete wording "Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah" was retained but in Aluminium having weight of 1.75 grams with diameter of 20.00 mm for circulation.

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 2005. 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: 202,330,000. 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: 22.50 mm.

KM#64 2 Rupees. Year: 2005. 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 thick clouds above it. Value "2" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. 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: 22.50 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: 24.00 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: Value "5" with "روپیہ" (Rupee) written below it, within pentagon in the center. Design outside on each five sides. 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. Weight: 6.50g.

This 5 Rupees issued in 2005 has extended border on the Obverse side. Weight: 6.50g.

 
2006
 

KM#62 1 Rupee. Year: 2006. 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: 113,135,000. 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: 22.50 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 thick clouds above it. Value "2" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. 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.
Note: In November 2017, 2 Rupee dated 2006 Copper pattern version were seen.

KM#65 5 Rupees. Year: 2006. Weight: 6.50g. Metal: CuNi (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: 24.00 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: Value "5" with "روپیہ" (Rupee) written below it, within pentagon in the center. Design outside on each five sides. Mintage: 177,222,000. Minted Years: 2002-2006.

 
2007
 

KM#67 1 Rupee. Year: 2007. Weight: 1.75g. Metal: Aluminum. Diameter: 20.00 mm. Edge: Plain. 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: 201,670,000. Minted Years: 2007-2008 (Large head type).

Note: Released for circulation around 15th Dec 2008.

Blank coin of the above coin.

Weight: 1.74g. Diameter: 19.00 mm.

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

Weight: 1.75g. Diameter: 21.00 mm.

Another example of off-flan coin.

Weight: 1.72g. Diameter: 21.50 x 20.00 mm.

KM#68 2 Rupees. Year: 2007. Weight: 2.60g. Metal: Aluminum. 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 with three thick clouds above it. Value "2" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. Mintage: 100,848,000. Minted Years: 2007-2016 and 2018.

Note: Issued on 17th January but released  for circulation on 20th November 2008.

2 Rupees. Year: 2007. Weight: 10.78g. Metal: .925 Silver. 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 with three thick clouds above it. Value "2" and "روپیہ" (Rupee) written at the bottom. 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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