State Bank Announces issuing New 5-rupee Coin

State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has on Tuesday announced issuing a new 5-rupee coin. The coin will be available from the exchange counters of all the offices of SBP.

New 5-rupee Coin
State Bank Announces issuing New 5-rupee Coin

According to the central bank, the new coin will be issued on October 15, 2015. The coin is 3 grams in weight. It is made of 79% copper, 20% zinc and 1% nickel. 

There is a rising star on the front of the coin in which ‘Islami Jamhuriya Pakistan’ is imprinted while there are stars and flowers imprinted on the back. However, the old 5-rupee coin is still legal and will remain in circulation for now.

New 5-rupee Coin
SBP to issue new coin of Rs 5 from Oct 15