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  • 5 Paisa 1964-1974, KM# 26, Pakistan
  • 5 Paisa 1964-1974, KM# 26, Pakistan

Depicts a tughra in Urdu that translates as "Government of Pakistan". A star and crescent, a Muslim symbol, is engraved above the tughra slanted toward the upper left. Written clockwise along the coin's rim is the Bengali equivalent of the tughra. Date below.

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 پاكستان
পাকিস্তান 1971 সরকার


Depicts a large numeral value in English in front of dhow divided value in Urdu letters, in Bengali letters above and a star 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 5 پیسہ


5 Paisa

KM# 26 Schön# 26
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 3 g
Diameter 21 mm
Width -
Height -
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape square
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# MS4
Lahore Mint (L)

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