The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) says it will issue a Rs 50 commemorative coin of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan from October 17, the birth anniversary of the renowned Muslim scholar.
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was a renowned author, educationist and Muslim reformer of 19th Century, who laid the foundation of Muslim renaissance in Indo Pak sub-continent, which ultimately led to the creation of Pakistan in 1947.
On 17th October 2017, the 200th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was celebrated. On this occasion, in order to recognize meritorious services rendered by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan towards the welfare of Muslims of South Asia, the Federal Government authorized the State Bank of Pakistan decided to issue Rs. 50 Commemorative Coins.
The metal composition, shape, dimension and design of Rs.50 commemorative coin are as under:
- Metal composition: Cupro-Nickel, Copper 75% & Nickel 25%
- Dimension: 30.0 mm
- Weight: 13.5 grams