Pakistan Coinage: 1956-1958
under Governor-General / President: Sahibzada Sayyid Iskander Ali Mirza.
 
Currency:  Rupee = 16 Anna = 64 Pice = 192 Pie
 
1956
 

KM#11 1 Pie (1/3 Pice). Year: 1956. Weight: 1.296g (20 grains). Metal: Bronze (Cu=97% + Zn=2.5% + Sn=0.5%). Diameter: 15.90 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value "ONE PIE" written at the top and "ایک پائی" (Ek Pai) written in Urdu in the Center. Date at the bottom. Value and date flanked by five stars on each side; all within a circle of wreath.
Reverse: Crescent and star facing left at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. "GOVERNMENT" written clockwise at the left side and "OF PAKISTAN" written clockwise at the right side. Mintage: 1,915,200. Minted Years: 1951-1953 and 1955-1957.

KM#12 1 Pice. Year: 1956. Weight: 2.30g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=79% + Zn=20% + Ni=1%). Diameter: 20.60 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value written "ONE PICE" in English at the top. Numeral "۱" (1) written in the center splitting Value "ایک پیسہ" (Ek paisa) in Urdu. Value in Bengali "এক পয়সা" (Aek Payasa) at the bottom and Date above it. Oat sprigs on both sides.
Reverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written at the top section. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra. Mintage: 9,711,983. Minted Years: 1953 and 1955-1959.

KM#14 1 Anna. Year: 1956. Weight: 2.90g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 8 Scallops; Size: 19.50 x 18.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.

Note: scarce coin.

Obverse: "۱" (1) written in the center, surrounded by Value in circular form clockwise, "ONE ANNA" in English at the right side, "এক আনা" (Aek Anna) in Bengali at left side and "ایک آنہ" (Ek Anna) in Urdu at the top. Wreath at the top and bottom section dividing Date at the left and right sides. Reverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written at the top section. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra. Mintage: 4,583,992. Minted Years: 1953-1958.

The above coin was gifted by Muhammad Yousuf Dehlavi from Islamabad on 10th Sep 2013.

KM#15 2 Anna. Year: 1956. Weight: 5.80g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.30 mm, Corner: 25.40 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.

Note: scarce coin.

Obverse: "۲" (2) written in the center, surrounded by Value in circular form clockwise, "TWO ANNAS" in English at the right side, "দুই আনা" (Du'i Ana) in Bengali at left side and "دو آنہ" (Du Anna) in Urdu at the top. Wreath at the top and bottom sections dividing Date at the left and right sides. One star in each corner (total four stars).

Reverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written at the top section. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra. One star in each corner (total four stars). Mintage: 1,368,000. Minted Years: 1953-1959.

 
1957
 

KM#11 1 Pie (1/3 Pice). Year: 1957. Weight: 1.296g (20 grains). Metal: Bronze (Cu=97% + Zn=2.5% + Sn=0.5%). Diameter: 15.90 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value "ONE PIE" written at the top and "ایک پائی" (Ek Pai) written in Urdu in the Center. Date at the bottom. Value and date flanked by five stars on each side; all within a circle of wreath.
Reverse: Crescent and star facing left at the top. "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra in the center. "GOVERNMENT" written clockwise at the left side and "OF PAKISTAN" written clockwise at the right side. Mintage: 3,393,600 (mostly not released in circulation). Minted Years: 1951-1953 and 1955-1957.

KM#12 1 Pice. Year: 1957. Weight: 2.30g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=79% + Zn=20% + Ni=1%). Diameter: 20.60 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value written "ONE PICE" in English at the top. Numeral "۱" (1) written in the center splitting Value "ایک پیسہ" (Ek paisa) in Urdu. Value in Bengali "এক পয়সা" (Aek Payasa) at the bottom and Date above it. Oat sprigs on both sides.
Reverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written at the top section. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra. Mintage: 57,785,599. Minted Years: 1953 and 1955-1959.

KM#14 1 Anna. Year: 1957. Weight: 2.90g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 8 Scallops; Size: 19.50 x 18.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.
Obverse: "۱" (1) written in the center, surrounded by Value in circular form clockwise, "ONE ANNA" in English at the right side, "এক আনা" (Aek Anna) in Bengali at left side and "ایک آنہ" (Ek Anna) in Urdu at the top. Wreath at the top and bottom sections dividing Date at the left and right sides. Reverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written at the top section. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra. Mintage: 2,500,000. Minted Years: 1953-1958.

KM#15 2 Anna. Year: 1957. Weight: 5.80g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.30 mm, Corner: 25.40 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.

Obverse: "۲" (2) written in the center, surrounded by Value in circular form clockwise, "TWO ANNAS" in English at the right side, "দুই আনা" (Du'i Ana) in Bengali at left side and "دو آنہ" (Du Anna) in Urdu at the top. Wreath at the top and bottom sections dividing Date at the left and right sides. One star in each corner (total four stars).

Reverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written at the top section. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra. One star in each corner (total four stars). Mintage: 2,556,000. Minted Years: 1953-1959.

 
1958
 

KM#12 1 Pice. Year: 1958. Weight: 2.30g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=79% + Zn=20% + Ni=1%). Diameter: 20.60 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value written "ONE PICE" in English at the top. Numeral "۱" (1) written in the center splitting Value "ایک پیسہ" (Ek paisa) in Urdu. Value in Bengali "এক পয়সা" (Aek Payasa) at the bottom and Date above it. Oat sprigs on both sides.
Reverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written at the top section. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra. Mintage: 52,470,364. Minted Years: 1953 and 1955-1959.

KM#13 Half Anna (2 Pice). Year: 1958. Weight: 2.50g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=79% + Zn=20% + Ni=1%). Diameter: Flat: 17.40 mm, Corner: 19.80 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.
Obverse: "۱/۲" (1/2) written in the center, surrounded by Value in circular form clockwise, "HALF ANNA" in English at the right side, "দুই পয়সা" (Du'i Payasa) in Bengali at left side and "دو پیسہ" (Du Paisa) in Urdu at the top. Wreath at the top and bottom sections dividing Date at the left and right sides. Reverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written at the top section. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra. Mintage: 24,947,992. Minted Years: 1953, 1955 and 1958.

KM#14 1 Anna. Year: 1958. Weight: 2.90g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 8 Scallops; Size: 19.50 x 18.50 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.
Obverse: "۱" (1) written in the center, surrounded by Value in circular form clockwise, "ONE ANNA" in English at the right side, "এক আনা" (Aek Anna) in Bengali at left side and "ایک آنہ" (Ek Anna) in Urdu at the top. Wreath at the top and bottom sections dividing Date at the left and right sides. Reverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written at the top section. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra. Mintage: 47,115,998. Minted Years: 1953-1958.

KM#15 2 Anna. Year: 1958. Weight: 5.80g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.30 mm, Corner: 25.40 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore.

Obverse: "۲" (2) written in the center, surrounded by Value in circular form clockwise, "TWO ANNAS" in English at the right side, "দুই আনা" (Du'i Ana) in Bengali at left side and "دو آنہ" (Du Anna) in Urdu at the top. Wreath at the top and bottom sections dividing Date at the left and right sides. One star in each corner (total four stars).

Reverse: "GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN" written at the top section. Crescent and star facing left above "حکومتِ پاکستان" (Hukumat-e-Pakistan) tughra. One star in each corner (total four stars). Mintage: 6,195,997. Minted Years: 1953-1959.

 
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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