Karachi, March 28, 2017 (PPI-OT):Keeping in view the meritorious services rendered to the humanity in general and Pakistanis in particular, the Federal Government had decided to issue Commemorative Coin in memory of late Abdul Sattar Edhi in the cabinet meeting held on Friday, July 15, 2016. Subsequently, the State Bank of Pakistan was authorized to issue Rs. 50 Commemorative Coin in recognition of his services to humanity. These coins will be issued through the exchange counters of all the field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation from March 31, 2017.
The metal composition, shape, dimension and design of Rs.50 commemorative coin are as under:
Metal composition: Cupro-Nickel, Copper 75% and Nickel 25%
Dimension: 30.0 mm
Weight: 13.5 grams
The waxing crescent moon and five pointed star facing North West in rising position is in the centre. The periphery on the top of the crescent star is inscribed in the wording “ISLAMI JAMHORIA PAKISTAN” in Urdu script. Below the crescent and at the top of two springs of wheat with arms curved upward, there is the year of death of Abdul Sattar Edhi. The face value of the coin in numeral “50” in bold letters and RUPIA in Urdu script are written on the right and left sides of the crescent star respectively.
There is a side portrait of Abdul Sattar Edhi in the centre. The wording is inscribed above the portrait of Abdul Sattar Edhi. The life span 1928-2016 is inscribed along with the periphery and below the portrait.
For more information, contact:
State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)
I.I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi, Pakistan
Fax: +92-21-39212433 – 39212436