LAHORE

The Pakistan Mint, a sole manufacturing unit of coins and army medals in the country, has handed over 50,000 pieces of Rs20 commemorative coins to State Bank of Pakistan at a ceremony held here on Friday. The Master of the Mint Raja Fayyaz Anwar handed over the consignment of coins to SBP officials. The State Bank of Pakistan will issue the same commemorative coin from March 17 to public to mark the centenary celebration of Islamia College Peshawar. The Master of the Mint Raja Fayyaz Anwar while giving detail of coin to media explained that the coin has composition of copper and nickel while its shape is round with serration on the edge.

He further said that the words “Islamia College Peshawar” has been inscribed along with serration of edge whereas “100 years of glory” has been written in bold in the centre of obverse face of the coin. While at the bottom of obverse face of coin, ‘1913-2013’ has been written in numerical to indicate 100 years of Islamia College Peshawar building.  

Raja Fayyaz further divulged that there is an image of building of Islamic College Peshawar in the centre of reverse side of the coin.  Along with periphery on the top the wording (Islami Jamhuria Pakistan) in Urdu script is inscribed. Below the building there is face value of the coin in numeral “20” in bold letters and  ‘Rupia’ in Urdu script are written.