SBP to Issue Rs 5 Coin of New Size & Changed Metal Composition

The State Bank of Pakistan will issue Rs. 5 coin of new size and changed metal composition. These coins will be issued through the exchange counters of all the field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation from 15th October 2015.

The coin weighs 3 grams with 79% copper, 20% zinc and 1% nickel. Its dimension is 18.5 mm.

The obverse side of the coin is depicted with the waxing crescent moon and a five pointed star facing north-west in rising position is in the center on the obverse face of the coin. Alongwith periphery on the top of the crescent star is inscribed in wording “ISLAMI JAMHORIA PAKISTAN” اسلامی جمہوریہ پاکستان in Urdu script and below the crescent and at the top of two springs of wheat with arms curved upward, there is the year of issuance. A circle of small beads is all along the edge of coin

The reverse side of the coin is depicted with a floral wreath all along within the periphery of the coin splitted with the cones of five pointed star in the center. The face value of the coin in numeral wording (5) is in bold letter and Rupee روپیہ  in urdu script in the center of the star. The coin bears its beads along the periphery.

Further, it may be noted that the existing Rs.5/- coin will also be in circulation along with new coin.


  • It’s dimension is 18.5mm.
    Well I haven’t really measured the dimension of previous coin so I still don’t know if the new coin is bigger or smaller in size.

  • This makes it pretty evident that our currency is basically going to sh*t. Rupees 1 have basically ZERO value. Even a beggar these days won’t accept any less than Rs.10.

    • i have given beggars 2 Rupee and they perfectly happy with it. How does a new coin an indication of currency going to sh*t?

  • Isn’t it a bit ironic to call it “Islamic Democratic Pakistan” ? I mean war against Allah & His messenger (saw) by promoting Interest/Riba, democrazy as well as Nationalism. Talk about recursive oxymoron. What a pathetic joke.

  • aaj me Shop pe gaya to baqaya me Shop wale ne ye sikka de deya …. me ne wapas kar diya our kaha 1 rs pe kiya hoga wo hansny laga k ye 5 rs hai LOL what a joke …. aj kal hum india ko buhat bura kehty hai khud nahe dekty hum ketny peechy ja rahy hai ….. GO nawaz GO

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