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  • 5 Paisa 1961-1963, KM# 19, Pakistan
  • 5 Paisa 1961-1963, KM# 19, Pakistan

Depicts a star and crescent with a tughra in Urdu that translates as "Government of Pakistan" below and the inscription in English above as a semicircle.

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.

حكومت پاکستان


Depicts a large numeral value in Urdu in front of dhow enclosed by a value in Bengali, Urdu, and English letters (clockwise) above, the date below.

Dhow is the generic name of a number of traditional sailing vessels with one or more masts with settee or sometimes lateen sails, used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean region. Typically sporting long thin hulls, dhows are trading vessels primarily used to carry heavy items, such as fruit, fresh water, or other heavy merchandise, along the coasts of Eastern Arabia, East Africa, Yemen and coastal South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh). Larger dhows have crews of approximately thirty and smaller ones typically around twelve.

পাঁচ পয়সা پانچ پیسہ PAISA 5


5 Paisa

KM# 19 Schön# 20
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 2.75 g
Diameter 21 mm
Width -
Height -
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape square
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# MS3, KM# MS7, KM# PS6
Lahore Mint (L)

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