State Bank of Pakistan to issue Rs.20 commemorative coin
KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan will issue Rs.20 commemorative coin from January 31 to mark “Pakistan-China Year of Friendly Exchange 2015”.
In a press release the SBP said that the coin would be issued in pursuance of the Federal Government Notification dated January 8, 2015.
The coin weighs 10 grams with 75% copper and 25% nickel. Its shape is round with serration on the edge and a diameter of 27.5mm.
The waxing crescent moon and a five pointed star facing north-west in rising position are in the centre of the obverse face of the coin. Along with periphery on the top of the crescent star the wording “اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان ”(ISLAMI JAMHURIA PAKISTAN) in Urdu script is inscribed. Below the crescent and at the top of two springs of wheat with arms curved upward, there is the year of issuance 2015. The face value of the coin in numeral “20” in bold letters and “روپیہ” (RUPIA) in Urdu script are written on the right and left sides of crescent star respectively.
There are national flags of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and People Republic of China in the centre of reverse side of the coin. Pakistani flag is shown at right side of the coin whereas Chinese flag at the left side. The wording “YEAR OF FRIENDLY EXCHANGE 2015” is inscribed above these two flags and along with the periphery of the coin.