Pakistan Coinage: 1952 - 1955

Under Governor-General: Malik Ghulam Mohammad

  • 1952

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

    1 Pie (1/3 Pice)

    Name:

    1 Pie (1/3 Pice)

    Year:

    1952.

    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:

    N/A.

    Note:

    Unlisted date in Krause publication.

  • 1 Pice

    Name:

    1 Pice.

    Year:

    1952.

    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:

    41,680,000.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1952 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A.

  • 1 Anna

    Name:

    1 Anna.

    Year:

    1952.

    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:

    15,430,000.

    Minted Years:

    1948-1952 (except 1950).

    Note:

    N/A.
    • In August 2014, one Anna dated 1952 CuNi having moon facing left was seen. This issue is considered as mint sport.
    • In 2011, 1/4 Rupee 1952 CuNi with three languages (English, Urdu and Bengali) was seen with security edge.
    • In 2011, 1/2 Rupee 1952 CuNi with three languages (English, Urdu and Bengali) was seen with security edge.
    • In 2011, One Rupee 1952 CuNi with three languages (English, Urdu and Bengali) was seen with security edge.
  • 1953

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

    Introduction of Bengali language on Pakistan Coinage:

    The issue of language had been a bone of contention between the two wings since the Quaid-i-Azam's first visit to Dacca in early 1948 when the founder declared in no uncertain words that Pakistan will have only a single national language, and that will be "Urdu, Urdu, and only Urdu!" On 26th January 1952, Pakistan Prime Minister Nazimuddin visited East Pakistan and reasserts that Urdu alone will be national language. Many Bengali protest to his statement. On 21st February 1952, police opened fire on a procession of students who were demonstrating against it. Eight students died. In March 1952, East Pakistan Assembly passed a resolution for making Bengali national language along with Urdu. In 1953, it was realized that the majority of the Pakistan's population speaks Bengali. Therefore, a new pair of coins were introduced, bearing the value of coins written in Bengali, English and Urdu languages. On 22nd April 1954, Maulvi Abdul Haque, popularly hailed as the Father of Urdu, leads 100,000 demonstrators outside the National Assembly building in Karachi against PML's decision to make Bengali a second national language. Despite that on 07th May 1954, Pakistan Assembly declares that Bengali is to be the second National Language of Pakistan alongside Urdu. East Pakistan became an independent country as Bangladesh on 16th Dec 1971. Pakistan recognized Bangladesh during 2nd Islamic Summit on 22nd Feb 1974. Therefore from 1953 to 1974 all Pakistan coinage bear the value of coins in Bengali language along with Urdu.

    1 Pie (1/3 Pice)

    Name:

    1 Pie (1/3 Pice).

    Year:

    1953.

    Weight:

    1.30g.

    Metal:

    (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:

    110,000.

    Minted Years:

    1951, 1953, 1955-1957.

    Note:

    Smaller date and stars from the below coin. This coin is re-struck in December 2010 by Pakistan Mint.

  • 1 Anna. Doted

    Name:

    N/A.

    Year:

    N/A.

    Weight:

    N/A.

    Metal:

    N/A.

    Diameter:

    N/A.

    Edge:

    N/A.

    Alignment:

    N/A.

    Mint:

    N/A.

    Obverse:

    N/A.

    Reverse:

    N/A.

    Mintage:

    IN/A.

    Minted Years:

    N/A.

    Note:

    The obverse side is 1 Pie (1/3 Pice) of 1953. as above but reverse side is 1 Pice 1961. It seems that someone was trying to re-produce this low mintage, 1 Pie 1953 coin on the already struck 1 Pice 1961 coin.

  • 1 Pice

    Name:

    1 Pice. .

    Year:

    1953.

    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:

    Government of Pakistan with Crescent and star facing left above tughra.

    Mintage:

    47,540,000.

    Minted Years:

    1953, 1955-1959.

    Note:

    N/A.

  • Half Anna

    Name:

    Half Anna (2 Pice).

    Year:

    1953.

    Weight:

    2.50g.

    Metal:

    Nickel-Brass (Cu=79% + Zn=20% + Ni=1%).

    Diameter:

    Flat: 17.4 mm, Corner: 19.8 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Date divides wreath, value in center.

    Reverse:

    Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra.

    Mintage:

    8,350,000.

    Minted Years:

    1953, 1955 and 1958.

    Note:

    N/A

  • 1 Anna

    Name:

    1 Anna.

    Year:

    1953.

    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:

    Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra.

    Mintage:

    9,350,000.

    Minted Years:

    1953-1958.

    Note:

    N/A.

  • 2 Anna

    Name:

    2 Anna.

    Year:

    1953.

    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:

    Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Date divides wreath, value in center.

    Reverse:

    Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra.

    Mintage:

    7,910,000.

    Minted Years:

    1953-1959.

    Note:

    N/A.

  • 1954

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

    1 Anna

    Name:

    1 Anna.

    Year:

    1954.

    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:

    Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra.

    Mintage:

    35,360,000.

    Minted Years:

    1953-1958.

    Note:

    N/A

  • 2 Anna

    Name:

    2 Anna.

    Year:

    1954.

    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:

    Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Date divides wreath, value in center.

    Reverse:

    Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra.

    Mintage:

    5,740,000.

    Minted Years:

    1953-1959.

    Note:

    N/A

  • 1955

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

    1 Pie (1/3 Pice)

    Name:

    1 Pie (1/3 Pice).

    Year:

    1955.

    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:

    211,000.

    Minted Years:

    1951, 1953, 1955-1957.

    Note:

    N/A

  • 1 Pice

    Name:

    1 Pice.

    Year:

    1955.

    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:

    Government of Pakistan with Crescent and star facing left above tughra.

    Mintage:

    31,280,000.

    Minted Years:

    1953, 1955-1959.

    Note:

    N/A.

  • Half Anna (2 Pice)

    Name:

    Half Anna (2 Pice).

    Year:

    1955.

    Weight:

    2.50g.

    Metal:

    Nickel-Brass (Cu=79% + Zn=20% + Ni=1%).

    Diameter:

    Flat: 17.4 mm, Corner: 19.8 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Date divides wreath, value in center.

    Reverse:

    Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra.

    Mintage:

    17,310,000.

    Minted Years:

    1953, 1955 and 1958.

    Note:

    N/A.

  • 1 Anna

    Name:

    1 Anna.

    Year:

    1955.

    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:

    Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra.

    Mintage:

    6,230,000.

    Minted Years:

    1953-1958.

    Note:

    N/A

  • 2 Anna

    Name:

    2 Anna.

    Year:

    1955.

    Weight:

    5.80g.

    Metal:

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

    Diameter:

    Flat: 22.3mm, Corner: 25.4 mm.

    Edge:

    Plain.

    Alignment:

    Medal.

    Mint:

    Lahore.

    Obverse:

    Value written in Bengali, English and Urdu. Date divides wreath, value in center.

    Reverse:

    Government of Pakistan with Crescent on Left above tughra.

    Mintage:

    6,230,000.

    Minted Years:

    1953-1959.

    Note:

    N/A