Pakistan Coinage: 1949 - 1951

Under Governor-General: Khwaja Nazimuddin

  • 1949

    Currency: Rupee = 16 Anna = 64 Pice = 192 Pie

    1 Pice.

    Name:

    1 Pice.

    Year:

    1949.

    Weight:

    1.55g.

    Metal:

    Bronze (Cu=97% + Zn=2.5% + Sn=0.5%).

    Diameter:

    21.3 mm with holed 9.4 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    Crescent and star on the right, divides value around the top while center hole divides date. Four stars around date.

    Reverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" legends in Urdu and English around center hole.

    Mintage:

    25,740,000.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1952 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A.

  • 1/2 Anna (2 Pice)

    Name:

    1/2 Anna (2 Pice).

    Year:

    1949.

    Weight:

    2.90g

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Flat: 17.4 mm, Corner: 19.8 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.  

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle.

    Mintage:

    N/A.

    Minted Years:

    One year type.

    Note:

    Probably a pattern coin, unlisted style in Krause publications. Without dot after date. Mint Sport.

  • 1/2 Anna (2 Pice) Doted

    Name:

    1/2 Anna (2 Pice).

    Year:

    1949 Dot after date.

    Weight:

    2.90g

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Flat: 17.4 mm, Corner: 19.8 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    British Royal Mint, London.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle.

    Mintage:

    16,940,000.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1951 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A.

    In 2011 Half Anna dated 1949 with and without dot coin, having moon facing left were seen. These are considered as mint sport.


  • 1 Anna

    Name:

    1 Anna.

    Year:

    1949.

    Weight:

    3.75g

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21 x 19.8 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle.

    Mintage:

    11,140,000.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1951 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A.

  • 1 Anna Doted

    Name:

    1 Anna.

    Year:

    1949 Dot after date.

    Weight:

    3.75g.

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21 x 19.8 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    British Royal Mint, London.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle.

    Mintage:

    Including with one Anna 1950.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1951 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A.

  • 1 Anna Doted

    Name:

    1 Anna.

    Year:

    1949 Dot after date.

    Weight:

    3.75g

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21 x 19.8 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    British Royal Mint, London.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on left, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle.

    Mintage:

    N/A.

    Minted Years:

    One year type.

    Note:

    Probably a pattern coin, unlisted in Krause publications. 1949 Dot after date with Crescent on left.

  • 2 Anna

    Name:

    2 Anna.

    Year:

    1949.

    Weight:

    5.80g.

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Flat: 22.3 mm, Corner: 25.4 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. One star in each corner.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. One star in each corner.

    Mintage:

    19,720,000.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1951 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A

  • 2 Anna Doted

    Name:

    2 Anna.

    Year:

    1949 Dot after date.

    Weight:

    5.80g.

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Flat: 22.3 mm, Corner: 25.4 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    British Royal Mint, London.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. One star in each corner.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. One star in each corner.

    Mintage:

    Including with two Anna 1950

    Minted Years:

    1948-1951 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A.

  • 2 Anna. Doted Noon Oppiste

    Name:

    2 Anna.

    Year:

    1949 Dot after date.

    Weight:

    5.80g.

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Flat: 22.3 mm, Corner: 25.4 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    British Royal Mint, London.

    Obverse:

    : "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. One star in each corner.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on left, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. One star in each corner.

    Mintage:

    N/A.

    Minted Years:

    One year type.

    Note:

    Probably a pattern coin, unlisted in Krause publications. 1949 Dot after date with Crescent on left.

  • 1/4 Rupee

    Name:

    1/4 Rupee.

    Year:

    1949.

    Weight:

    2.75g.

    Metal:

    Ni. (Ni=100%).

    Diameter:

    19 mm.

    Edge:

    Reeded.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle.

    Mintage:

    46,000,000.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1951 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A

  • 1/2 Rupee

    Name:

    1/2 Rupee.

    Year:

    1949.

    Weight:

    6.00g.

    Metal:

    Ni. (Ni=100%).

    Diameter:

    24 mm.

    Edge:

    Reeded.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle.

    Mintage:

    20,300,000.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1951 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A

  • Rupee

    Name:

    Rupee.

    Year:

    1949.

    Weight:

    11.50g.

    Metal:

    Ni. (Ni=100%).

    Diameter:

    28 mm.

    Edge:

    Reeded.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle.

    Mintage:

    37,100,000.

    Minted Years:

     1949.

    Note:

    N/A

  • 1950

    Currency: Rupee = 16 Anna = 64 Pice = 192 Pie

    1 Anna

    Name:

    1 Anna.

    Year:

    1950.

    Weight:

    3.75g

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21 x 19.8 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    British Royal Mint, London.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on left, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle.

    Mintage:

    94,830,000 [including with one Anna 1949 Dot after date].

    Minted Years:

    One year type.

    Note:

    N/A.

  • 1 Anna Doted

    Name:

    1 Anna.

    Year:

    1950.

    Weight:

    3.36g.

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21 x 19.8 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    N/A.

    Obverse:

    N/A.

    Reverse:

    N/A.

    Mintage:

    N/A.

    Minted Years:

    N/A.

    Note:

    In 2011, one Anna dated 1950 having moon facing right was seen. This issue is considered as mint sport.

  • 2 Anna

    Name:

    2 Anna.

    Year:

    1950.

    Weight:

    5.80g.

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Flat: 22.3 mm, Corner: 25.4 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    British Royal Mint, London.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. One star in each corner.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on left, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. One star in each corner.

    Mintage:

    21,190,000 [including with two Anna 1949 Dot after date]

    Minted Years:

    One year type.

    Note:

    N/A

  • 1/4 Rupee

    Name:

    1/4 Rupee.

    Year:

    1950.

    Weight:

    2.75g.

    Metal:

    Ni. (Ni=100%).

    Diameter:

    19 mm.

    Edge:

    Reeded.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    British Royal Mint, London.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on left, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle.

    Mintage:

    19,400,000.

    Minted Years:

    One year type.

    Note:

    N/A

  • 1951

    Currency: Rupee = 16 Anna = 64 Pice = 192 Pie

    1 Pie (1/3 Pice)

    Name:

    1 Pie (1/3 Pice).

    Year:

    1951.

    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:

    2,950,000.

    Minted Years:

    1951, 1953, 1955-1957.

    Note:

    N/A.

  • 1 Pice

    Name:

    1 Pice.

    Year:

    1951.

    Weight:

    1.55g.

    Metal:

    Bronze (Cu=97% + Zn=2.5% + Sn=0.5%).

    Diameter:

    21.3 mm with holed 9.4 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    Crescent and star on the right, divides value around the top while center hole divides date. Four stars around date.

    Reverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" legends in Urdu and English around center hole.

    Mintage:

    14,050,000.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1952 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A.

  • Half Anna (2 Pice)

    Name:

    Half Anna (2 Pice).

    Year:

    1951.

    Weight:

    2.90g.

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Flat: 17.4 mm, Corner: 19.8 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle.

    Mintage:

    75,360,000.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1951 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A.

  • Half Anna (2 Pice)

    Name:

    Half Anna (2 Pice).

    Year:

    1951.

    Weight:

    2.98g.

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Flat: 17.4 mm, Corner: 19.8 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    N/A.

    Reverse:

    N/A.

    Mintage:

    N/A.

    Minted Years:

    N/A.

    Note:

    First seen in September 2010, Mint sport, unlisted in Krause publications. Crescent on left.

  • Half Anna (2 Pice)

    Name:

    Half Anna (2 Pice).

    Year:

    1951.

    Weight:

    3.07g.

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Flat: 17.4 mm, Corner: 19.8 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    N/A.

    Reverse:

    N/A.

    Mintage:

    N/A.

    Minted Years:

    N/A.

    Note:

    First seen in August 2014, Mint sport, unlisted in Krause publications. Crescent on left with coin alignment as shown.

  • 1 Anna

    Name:

    1 Anna.

    Year:

    1951.

    Weight:

    3.75g.

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Waved 12 Scallops; Size: 21 x 19.8 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle.

    Mintage:

    40,800,000.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1952 (except 1950).

    Note:

    In August 2014, one Anna dated 1951 having moon facing left was seen. This issue is considered as mint sport.

  • 2 Anna

    Name:

    2 Anna.

    Year:

    1951.

    Weight:

    5.80g.

    Metal:

    CuNi. (Cu=75% + Ni=25%).

    Diameter:

    Flat: 22.3 mm, Corner: 25.4 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle. One star in each corner.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle. One star in each corner.

    Mintage:

    33,130,000.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1951 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A.

  • 1/4 Rupee

    Name:

    1/4 Rupee.

    Year:

    1951.

    Weight:

    2.75g.

    Metal:

    Ni. (Ni=100%).

    Diameter:

    19 mm.

    Edge:

    Reeded.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle.

    Mintage:

    19,120,000.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1951 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A.

  • 1/2 Rupee

    Name:

    1/2 Rupee.

    Year:

    1951.

    Weight:

    6.00g.

    Metal:

    Ni. (Ni=100%).

    Diameter:

    24 mm

    Edge:

    Reeded.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    "Government of Pakistan" with date above tughra, flanked by two stars and sprigs at bottom, all within dotted circle.

    Reverse:

    Crescent on right, three stars and value above sprigs within dotted circle.

    Mintage:

    11,430,000.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1951 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A.