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: 1.30g. Metal: Bronze (Cu=97% + Zn=2.5% + Sn=0.5%). Diameter: 16 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value and date flanked by five stars on each side within a circle of wreath. Reverse: Crescent and star facing left above tughra with legend "Government of Pakistan". Mintage: 3,390,000. 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: 20.6 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Oat sprigs on both sides. Reverse Legends: Government of Pakistan with Crescent and star facing left above tughra. Mintage: 9,710,000. Minted Years: 1953, 1955-1959.

KM#14 1 Anna. Year: 1956. Weight: 2.90g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 8 Scallops; Size: 19.5 x 18.5 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Date divides wreath, value in center. Reverse Legends: Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra. Mintage: 4,580,000. Minted Years: 1953-1958.

Note: scarce coin.

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: 22.3mm, Corner: 25.4mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Date divides wreath, value in center. Reverse Legends: Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra. Mintage: 1,370,000. Minted Years: 1953-1959.

Note: scarce coin.

 
1957
 

KM#11 1 Pie (1/3 Pice). Year: 1957. Weight: 1.30g. Metal: Bronze (Cu=97% + Zn=2.5% + Sn=0.5%). Diameter: 16 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value and date flanked by five stars on each side within a circle of wreath. Reverse: Crescent and star facing left above tughra with legend "Government of Pakistan". Mintage: N/A. 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: 20.6 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Oat sprigs on both sides. Reverse Legends: Government of Pakistan with Crescent and star facing left above tughra. Mintage: 57,790,000. Minted Years: 1953, 1955-1959.

KM#14 1 Anna. Year: 1957. Weight: 2.90g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Waved 8 Scallops; Size: 19.5 x 18.5 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Date divides wreath, value in center. Reverse Legends: Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra. Mintage: 12,500,000. Minted Years: 1953-1958.

KM#15 2 Anna. Year: 1957. Weight: 5.80g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.3mm, Corner: 25.4mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Date divides wreath, value in center. Reverse Legends: Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra. Mintage: 2,570,000. Minted Years: 1953-1959.
 
1958
 

KM#12 1 Pice. Year: 1958. Weight: 2.30g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=79% + Zn=20% + Ni=1%). Diameter: 20.6 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Oat sprigs on both sides. Reverse Legends: Government of Pakistan with Crescent and star facing left above tughra. Mintage: 52,470,000. Minted Years: 1953, 1955-1959.

KM#13 Half Anna (2 Pice). Year: 1958. Weight: 2.50g. Metal: Nickel-Brass (Cu=79% + Zn=20% + Ni=1%). Diameter: Flat: 17.4mm, Corner: 19.8mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Date divides wreath, value in center. Reverse Legends: Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra. Mintage: 8,350,000. 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: 19.5 x 18.5 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Date divides wreath, value in center. Reverse Legends: Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra. Mintage: 44,320,000. Minted Years: 1953-1958.

KM#15 2 Anna. Year: 1958. Weight: 5.80g. Metal: CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%). Diameter: Flat: 22.3mm, Corner: 25.4mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Lahore. Obverse: Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Date divides wreath, value in center. Reverse Legends: Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra. Mintage: 6,200,000. 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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