Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Jinnah Gold Coin

On the eve of 100th birthday celebration of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan (born 25th December 1876), a gold coin with a face value of Rs. 500 was issued by the Government of Pakistan.

Weighing 4.5 grams, the gold content of the coin was approximately 91.7%. The obverse side of the coin had Government of Pakistan inscribed in Urdu (the national language of Pakistan) with the motto given by Mr Jinnah for the newly created state of Pakistan in 1947. The reverse side had the portrait head of Jinnah with an Urdu inscription "100th birth anniversary celebrations of Quaid-e-Azam," a title with which Jinnah is most commonly known in Pakistan. 

The coin with a diameter of 19 mm was issued on 22 February 1977.