ISLAMABAD, Oct 1 (APP): The Government of Pakistan has issued commemorative coin of Rs.10 on the occasion of 60th anniversary of founding of the Peoples Republic of China,A ceremony in this regard was held at the Ministry of Finance during which Salman Siddique, Finance Secretary presented the commemorative coin to the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Luo Zhaohui.Addressing the ceremony, the Finance Secretary said that Pak-China friendship was time-tested and progressing by leaps and bounds.
“The exemplary friendship between the two countries is higher than the Himalayas and deeper than the ocean,” he remarked adding that “We all are proud of the friendship with China and it is in the heart of every Pakistani.”
Reciprocating the sentiments, Luo Zhaohui, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan said that China-Pakistan relationship was based on the principles of all weather friendship.
“Both the countries have stood with each other on all international and national issues,” he remarked.
Referring to the 60 years friendly relationship between the two countries, the Chinese Ambassador said “this relationship will continue in the next 6000 years and our future generations will benefit from this mutual cooperation.”
The commemorative coin of Rs.10 coin issued by the State Bank of Pakistan consisted of Cupro Nickel (Copper 75%, Nickel 25%) having diameter of 27.5 mm with 8.25 gm weight.
The obverse side of the coin is having the waxing crescent moon and a five pointed star facing north-west in rising position is in the center on the obverse of the coin.
Along with periphery on the top of the crescent star is inscribed in wording “Islamic Republic of Pakistan” in Urdu script.
Below the crescent and at the top of the two springs of wheat with arms curved upward, there is the year of issuance 2009.
The face value of the coin in numeral wording ‘10’ in bold letters and “Rupees” in Urdu script are written on the right and left sides of crescent star respectively. A circle of sixty small beads is all along the edge of the coin.
On the reverse side of the coin flags of both the countries are embossed below which hands shaking is shown.
On the top of the coin is inscribed the wording “60th anniversary of the Peoples Republic of China and long live Pak-China Friendship” in the bottom of the coin along with the periphery in Urdu script.
On the left and right sides of the insignia, year of independence and year of anniversary are inscribed respectively in numeral wording.