Karachi: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced to issue a new 5-rupee coin on October 15.

According to the central bank, weight of new coin is 3 grams and it is made of 79 percent copper, 20 percent zinc and 1 percent nickel. 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. The coin will be available from the exchange counters of all the offices of SBP. The old 5-rupee coin is still legal and will remain in circulation for now.