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.
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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.
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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.