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  • 1 Pice 1948-1952, KM# 1, Pakistan
  • 1 Pice 1948-1952, KM# 1, Pakistan

The Federation of Pakistan, also called the Dominion of Pakistan, was an independent federal dominion in South Asia established on 14 August 1947. At its inception, the Dominion of Pakistan did not include its princely states, which gradually acceded over the next year. Its status as a federal dominion within the British Empire ended in 1956 with the completion of the Constitution of Pakistan, which officially established the country as an Islamic Republic. The constitution also administratively split the nation into West Pakistan and East Pakistan, which were until then governed as a singular entity despite being separate geographic exclaves. In 1971, East Pakistan seceded as the new nation of Bangladesh.


Depicts "Government of Pakistan" in Urdu above and English below.

حكومت پاكستان


Depicts the value in English divided by star and crescent above, in Urdu below, and the hole dividing the date horizontally.

The star and crescent is an iconographic symbol used in various historical contexts but most well known today as a symbol of the former Ottoman Empire and, by popular extension, the Islamic world. It appears on the national flag and state emblem of Pakistan.

19 52
ایک پیسہ


1 Pice

Dominion, star right of crescent
KM# 1 Schön# 1
Material Bronze
Weight 2 g
Diameter 21.3 mm
Thickness 1.07 mm
Shape round with a center hole
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# MS1, KM# PS1
Lahore Mint (L)

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