Pakistan

Pakistan new sig/date (2014) 1,000-rupee note confirmed

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1,000 rupees, 2014. Like SBP B38, but new signature (Ashraf Vithra).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Pakistan new date (2014) 10-rupee note confirmed

10 rupees, 2014. Like SBP B31, but new date.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Pakistan new date (2014) 500- and 1,000-rupee notes confirmed

500 rupees, 2014. Like SBP B37, but new date.

1,000 rupees, 2014. Like SBP B38, but new date.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Pakistan central bank appoints acting governor

According to a report on The News dated 31 January 2014, Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has appointed Ashraf Mahmood Wathra, Deputy Governor, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) as the Acting Governor SBP till further orders. Wathra takes over from Yaseen Anwar, who tendered his resignation as governor of the State Bank of Pakistan on 24 January.

Courtesy of Aidan Work.

Pakistan central bank governor resignation reported

According to a report on The News dated 24 January 2014, Yaseen Anwar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, has tendered his resignation. If true, new signature varieties on current banknotes can eventually be expected.

Courtesy of Aidan Work.

Pakistan new date (2013) 20- and 500-rupee notes confirmed

20 rupees, 2013. Like SBP B33h, but new date.

500 rupees, 2013. Like SBP B37f, but new date.

While these confirmations, all denominations are now known dated 2013 with signature 18 (Yaseen Anwar).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Pakistan new date (2013) 5,000-rupee note confirmed

5,000 rupees, 2013. Like SBP B39e, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Pakistan new dates (2012 and 2013) 50-rupee note confirmed

50 rupees, 2012. Like SBP B34f, but new date.

50 rupees, 2013. Like SBP B34f, but new date.

Courtesy of Takis Kouvatseas.

Pakistan new date (2013) 10-rupee note confirmed

10 rupees, 2013. Like SBP B31i, but new date.

Courtesy of Takis Kouvatseas.

Pakistan new date (2013) 100- and 1,000-rupee notes confirmed

100 rupees, 2013. Like SBP B35, but new date.

1,000 rupees, 2013, Like SBP B38, but new date.

Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger (www.banknote.ws).

Pakistan new date (2012) 20-rupee note confirmed

20 rupees, 2012. Like SBP B33g, but new date.

Courtesy of Shane McCulloch (www.newcastlecoins.com.au).

Pakistan new sig/date (2012) 5,000-rupee note confirmed

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5,000 rupees (US$53), 2012. Like B39 (P51), but new date and new signature (Yaseen Anwar).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Pakistan new date (2012) 10-rupee note confirmed

10 rupees (US$0.10), 2012. Like SBP B31 (P45 & P54), but new date.

Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger.

Pakistan new date (2012) 100-rupee note confirmed

100 rupees (US$1.10), 2012. Like SBP B35 (P57), but new date.

Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger.

Pakistan chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Pakistan

The Pakistan chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers. Also available in print.

At the time of initial publication, this 25-page catalog covers every note (300 types and varieties, including 88 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Government of Pakistan from 1948 to present, and the State Bank of Pakistan from 1949 to present.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Pakistan new sig/date (2012) 1,000-rupee note confirmed

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1,000 rupees (US$11), 2012. Like P50, but new date and new signature (Yaseen Anwar).

Courtesy of Chris Hall.

Pakistan new sig/date (2011) 1,000-rupee note confirmed

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1,000 rupees (US$11), 2011. Like P50, but new date and new signature (Yaseen Anwar).

Courtesy of Chris Hall.

Pakistan new signature banknotes confirmed

According to a press release, the State Bank of Pakistan began issuing banknotes with Governor Yaseen Anwar’s signature on 10 February 2012. Notes with the new signature dated 2011 have been confirmed on denominations 10 - 1,000 rupees.

Courtesy of Qaisar Miana, Hans-Dieter Müeller, and Dr. Malik Aftab Joiya.

Pakistan new sig/date (2010 & 2011) notes confirmed


Syed Salim Raza


Shahid Hafiz Kardar

All Pakistani denominations 10 to 1,000 rupees have been confirmed dated 2010 with two different signature varieties: Syed Salim Raza and Shahid Hafiz Kardar. Furthermore, all denominations have been confirmed dated 2011 with the signature of Shahid Hafiz Kardar. The latest date confirmed for the 5,000-rupee note (P51) is 2009.

Courtesy of Qaisar Miana.

Pakistan new sig/date (2010) 1,000-rupee note confirmed


1,000 rupees (US$11), 2010. Like P50, but new date and new signature (Shaheed Kardar). This denomination has previously been confirmed with the same date and the signature of Saleem Raza.

Courtesy of Peter Mosselberger.

Pakistan delays demonetization of old 500-rupee notes

According to an Online International News Network article, Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has approved pushing back the date of exchange of old design 500-rupee (Pick 42) notes until 30 September 2012.

Pakistan new sig/date (2011) 1,000-rupee note confirmed


1,000 rupees (US$11.52), 2011. Like P50, but new date and new signature of Shahid Hafiz Kardar, SBP Governor.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Pakistan to demonetize 5-rupee note 01.01.2012


According to a press release issued by the State Bank of Pakistan, the 5-rupee note (P53) originally introduced 8 July 2008 will be demonetized on 1 January 2011 and replaced by a coin.

Courtesy of Tristan Williams and Sejin Ahn.

Pakistan new date (2010) 5, 10, 50, and 100-rupee notes confirmed


With today’s confirmation of the new 2010 date varieties, all denominations—with the exception of the 20 rupee—have been confirmed with the new date and new signature of Syed Salim Raza.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Pakistan to start issuing notes with new signature on 03.01.2011

On 3 January 2011, the State Bank of Pakistan will start issuing banknotes bearing the signature of Shahid Hafiz Kardar, who assumed the role of governor on 9 September 2010.

Pakistan 500-rupee notes to be demonetized on 01.10.2011


The State Bank of Pakistan has informed the public that it will demonetize old 500-rupee (US$5.85) notes as of 1 October 2011. The old notes (Pick 42), which were introduced in April 1986, have been replaced with new notes (Pick 49) originally issued in 2006.

Pakistan new date (2010) 20-rupee note confirmed


20 rupees (US$0.25), 2010. Like P54, but new date and new signature of Syed Salim Raza, SBP Governor.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Pakistan new date (2010) 1,000-rupee note confirmed


1,000 rupees (US$11.70), 2010. Like P50, but new date and new signature of Syed Salim Raza, SBP Governor.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Pakistan new date (2009) 100-rupee note confirmed


100 rupees (US$1.20), 2009. Like P48, but new date and new signature of Syed Salim Raza, SBP Governor.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Pakistan new date (2010) 500-rupee note confirmed


500 rupees (US$5.85), 2010. Like Rs500 dated 2009 introduced 25 January 2010, but new date.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Pakistan bank governor resignation confirmed

According to a BBC News article dated 3 June 2010, Syed Salim Raza resigned as governor of the State Bank of Pakistan on 6 May 2010. Deputy Governor Yaseen Anwar has been appointed by President Zardari as acting governor to replace Raza.


Courtesy of Aidan Work.

Pakistan new date (2009) 50-rupee note confirmed


50 rupees (US$0.60), 2009. Like Pick 47, but new date and new signature of Syed Salim Raza, SBP Governor.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Pakistan new date (2009) 20-rupee note confirmed


20 rupees (US$0.25), 2009. Like the Rs20 issued in 2007 and 2008, but new date and new signature of Syed Salim Raza, SBP Governor.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Pakistan new date (2009) 10-rupee note confirmed


10 rupees (US$0.10), 2009. Like Pick 45, but new date and new signature of Syed Salim Raza, SBP Governor.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Pakistan new date (2009) 1,000-rupee note confirmed


1,000 rupees (US$11.90), 2009. Like Pick 50, but new date and new signature (Governor Syed Salim Raza).

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.

Pakistan new 500-rupee note confirmed


State Bank of Pakistan introduced a new 500-rupee (US$5.90) note on 25 January 2010. The new note bears the signature of Syed Salim Raza, SBP Governor. The new note is like Pick 49, which was introduced in 2006, except on right front it now features the Pakistani flag of a crescent and five-pointed star in green-to-magenta OVI. Both notes will circulate in parallel.

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.

Pakistan new date (2008 and 2009) 5,000-rupee notes confirmed


5,000 rupees (US$59.40), 2008. Like Pick 51, but new date and new signature (Governor Shamshad Akhtar).

5,000 rupees (US$59.40), 2009. Like Pick 51, but new date and new signature (Governor Syed Salim Raza).

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.

Pakistan new date (2009) 5-rupee note confirmed


5 rupees (US$0.06). Like preceding Rs5 note, but new date and new signature of Governor Syed Salim Raza. Introduced 15 May 2009.

Courtesy of Jean-Michel Engels.

Pakistan new date (2008) 10-rupee note confirmed


10 rupees (US$0.15). Like Pick 45, but new date (2008).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Pakistan new date (2008) 20-rupee note confirmed


20 rupees (US$0.25). Like Pick 46, but new date (2008).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Pakistan issues notes signed by Governor Raza

On 15 May 2009, State Bank of Pakistan issued all denominations with the signature of the new governor, Syed Saleem Raza, who assumed the post on 2 January 2009. These banknotes are the same color, design, and size as the preceding notes.

Pakistan new date (2008) 100-rupee note confirmed


100 rupees (US$1.25), 2008. Like Pick 48, but new date.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Pakistan new date (2008) 1,000-rupee note confirmed


1,000 rupees (US$12.45), 2008. Like Pick 50, but new date.
Dark blue. Mohammad Ali Jinnah as portrait and wmk, signature (Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Governor), OVI flag, microlettering, windowed security thread, and denomination as latent image, registration device, and electrotype wmk. Islamia College in Peshawar on back. Printer: Security Printing Corporation. 155 x 65 mm.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Pakistan issues new 50-rupee note dated 2008


50 rupees (US$0.70), 2008. Introduced 08.07.2008. Purple. Front: Quaid-e-Azam in national dress (sherwani). Back: Karakoram Peak mountain and coat of arms. Signature (Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Governor), microprinting, solid security thread, denomination as latent image, and registration device. Watermark: Quaid-e-Azam and electrotype denomination. Printer: Pakistan Security Printing Corporation (w/o imprint). 131 x 65 mm.

Pakistan issues new 5-rupee note dated 2008


5 rupees (US$0.05), 2008. Introduced 08.07.2008. Greenish gray. Front: Quaid-e-Azam in national dress (sherwani). Back: Gawader Sea Port and coat of arms. Signature (Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Governor), microprinting, solid security thread, denomination as latent image, and registration device. Watermark: Quaid-e-Azam with electrotype denomination. Printer: Pakistan Security Printing Corporation (w/o imprint). 115 x 65 mm.

Pakistan new date (2007) 5,000-rupee note confirmed


5,000 rupees (US$79.15), 2007. Like Rs5,000 dated 2006, but new date.

Courtesy of Wally Myers.

Pakistan issues revised 20-rupee note dated 2007


Responding to the public outcry over the similar colors of the 20-rupee banknote (P45) issued on 13 August 2005, and the 5,000-rupee note issued on 27 May 2006, the State Bank of Pakistan today issued a revised Rs20 note which is identical to the previous issue, except the colors have been revised to facilitate distinguishing it from all other denominations in the new series. The previous brown Rs20 remains legal tender.

20 rupee (US$0.30), 2007. Issued 22 March 2008. Orange, green, and yellow. Mohammad Ali Jinnah as portrait and watermark with electrotype denomination, signature (Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Governor), microlettering, security thread fluoresces blue under UV light, and denomination as latent image and registration device. Mohen-Jo-Daro in Larkana on back. Printer: Security Printing Corporation. 123 x 65 mm.

Courtesy of Muhammad Rizwan.

Pakistan issues new 5,000-rupee note dated 2006


5,000 rupees, 2006. Issued 27 May 2006. Mustard. Signature: Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Governor. Quaid-e-Azam in Sherwani as portrait and wmk. Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on back. Contains 13 security features, including silver windowed thread that fluoresces yellow and blue under UV light. Flag at right of portrait in green to golden OVI. 163 x 65 mm.
 
Courtesy of R. K. Lodha.

Pakistan issues new 100- and 500-rupee notes

The Governor, State Bank of Pakistan, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar launched Rs. 100 and Rs. 500 new design bank notes at a ceremony held today at SBP Head Office, Karachi. The launch of these notes is part of a campaign to eliminate counterfeiting of notes in the country.

The State Bank has taken advantage of the latest technology to make these notes virtually impossible to be forged by incorporating the state-of-the-art security features that are easy to recognize but almost impossible to counterfeit.

Some of the special security features added in the new design banknotes are anti-copy and anti-scan, microlettering, a latent image of the denomination which can be seen when the note is tilted, a windowed security thread that changes colors when seen against the light, and a registration device.

The launch of these high-tech notes is also expected to revolutionize the banking business in Pakistan as these notes are equipped with machine-readable features. This will facilitate automation of handling of notes by banks and use of equipment to detect counterfeiting while processing the notes. Due to presence of special features in these notes, ATMs that can receive as well as dispense cash can now be introduced in Pakistan.

The old design Rs.100 (Pick 41) and Rs.500 (Pick 42) will remain in circulation as legal tender along with the new design notes.

With this launch, the State Bank has already introduced new design notes of Rs. 10, 20, 100, 500, and 5,000 denominations. The State Bank plans to complete its current design upgrading campaign of notes when new designs of the remaining denominations of Rs. 50 and Rs. 1,000 are introduced early in 2007.


100 rupees (US$1.65), 2006. Issued 10 November 2006. Red, violet, and tan. Microlettering, windowed security thread, and denomination as latent image and registration device. Signature: Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Governor. Mohammad Ali Jinnah. Quaid-e-Azam residency in Ziarat on back. Printer: Security Printing Corporation.


500 rupees (US$8.25), 2006. Issued 10 November 2006. Teal, blue, and olive green. Microlettering, windowed security thread, and denomination as latent image and registration device. Signature: Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Governor. Mohammad Ali Jinnah. Badshahi Mosque in Lahore on back. Printer: Security Printing Corporation.

Courtesy of Cleophas Elmakias Schockemohle. Thanks also to Muhammad Rizwan for informing me that both of these notes are also available as specimens with all-zero serial numbers and the word “SPECIMEN” punched into the note in large letters.

Pakistan directed to redesign its new family of notes


On 10 January 2007, the subcommittee of the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee directed the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to change the colors and designs of the new family of banknotes, especially the Rs20 and Rs5,000 denominations.

“The identical colours, designs, and sizes [sic] of new currency notes, especially those of Rs20 and Rs5,000 denominations, are very deceptive and are creating problems for the people. The SBP should consider changing the colours and designs of these notes,” said Riaz Fatiana, chairman of the subcommittee.

SBP’s roll out of the new family of notes began in August 2005 with the Rs20 and is expected to be completed in 2007 with the introduction of the Rs50 and Rs1,000. The new family of notes all feature the portrait of Quaid-e-Azam in Sherwani on the front, with different structures on the back. All of the notes are 65 mm tall, but their length graduates by 8 mm per denomination, from 115 mm for the Rs10 up to 163 mm for the Rs5,000.

Pakistan new date (2006) 20-rupee note confirmed


Claudio Marana reports that Pakistan’s 20-rupee note originally issued on 13 August 2005 with a printed date of 2005 (above) is now also available in a 2006 date variety.

The note remains reddish/brown, orange, and lilac with Quaid-e-Azam as portrait and wmk. Latent image 20 at right of portrait. Microtext embedded security thread, and anti-scan infra red ink feature. Mohen-Jo-Daro complex at Larkana on back. 123 x 65 mm.

Pakistan to reissue 5-rupee note

Pakistan’s Federal Cabinet has asked the State Bank of Pakistan to prepare a new 5-rupee note (US$0.08) for introduction to replace the old Rs5 (Pick 44, above) that was withdrawn from circulation on 1 July 2005.

Pakistan issues new 1,000-rupee note dated 2006


1,000 rupees (US$16.50), 2006. Issued 26 February 2007. Dark blue. Mohammad Ali Jinnah as portrait and wmk, signature (Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Governor), OVI flag, microlettering, windowed security thread, and denomination as latent image, registration device, and electrotype wmk. Islamia College in Peshawar on back. Printer: Security Printing Corporation. 155 x 65 mm.

Courtesy of Muhammad Rizwan.

Pakistan’s new 1,000-rupee note creates controversy


On 8 August 2007, Speaker Chaudhry Amir Hussain asked a National Assembly standing committee to probe and report within a month on why the new 1,000-rupee banknote carries an imprint of the national flag in lilac (like the Turkish flag) rather than green, and why packs of note are now bound with a paper band and not stapled as was the past norm.

The State Bank of Pakistan explained that the Pakistani flag does not appear on any SBP notes (the flag has a white band to the left of the field of green); the crescent and five-pointed star is merely a security feature printed with optical variable ink (OVI) that changes color from magenta to green when the note is tilted. Furthermore, the SBP pointed out that bundling notes is the international standard and the practice of stapling notes has been halted in an effort to increase the longevity of the nation’s notes.

Courtesy of Muhammad Rizwan.