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New 5-rupee coin to be released tomorrow

New 5-rupee coin to be released tomorrow

KARACHI: The central bank will issue new five-rupee coin on Thursday (Oct 15).

According to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), 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.