ISLAMABAD - The State Bank of Pakistan's (SBP) new Rs10 coins have gone into circulation Monday and are available from exchange counters of all the field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation.

Earlier in a statement, the central bank said the federal government authorised the SBP to issue Rs10 regular coins. The coin is yellow in colour and round with serrations on the edge and a diameter of 25.5 mm. It weighs 5.50 grams.

According to the details of the coin, the waxing crescent moon and a five pointed star facing northwest in rising position is in the center on the obverse side of the coin. Along with periphery on the top of the crescent star is inscribed Islami Jamhuriya-e-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 issuance. A circle of small beads is all along the edge of the coin. The reverse side of the coin is decorated with the front side picture of Faisal Mosque with doves flying over it. The face value of the coin in numerals '10' in bold letters and 'Rupee' in Urdu script is inscribed on the lower side of the coin.

A circle of small beads is all along the edge of the coin.