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  • 10 Rupees 2015-2020, KM# 77, Pakistan
  • 10 Rupees 2015-2020, KM# 77, Pakistan
Obverse

Depicts a crescent and star and date above wheat ears with "Islamic Republic of Pakistan" written above in Urdu.

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.

اسلامی جمہوریۂ پاكستان
2016

Reverse

Depicts the Faisal Mosque with three pigeons flying over it, value in Urdu below.

The Faisal Mosque, located in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, is the national mosque and ranks as the fifth-largest mosque globally. It is the largest mosque outside the Middle East and the biggest in South Asia, situated at the foothills of the Margalla Hills. Named after the late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, this mosque showcases a modern design with eight sides of a concrete shell, drawing inspiration from a traditional Bedouin tent.

A key tourist attraction in Pakistan, the Faisal Mosque is a significant and modern piece of Islamic architecture. Construction commenced in 1976, funded by a $28 million grant from Saudi King Faisal. The mosque's unique design, created by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay, was chosen through an international competition. Unlike conventional mosques with domes, the Faisal Mosque resembles a Bedouin tent and is flanked by four 260 feet (79 m) tall minarets. Its design includes sloping roofs forming an eight-sided shell, creating a triangular prayer hall that accommodates 10,000 worshippers.

روپیہ 10

Edge

10 Rupees

KM# 77
Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 5.5 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Pakistan Mint

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