(The Shanghai Museum is a treasure trove of ancient Indian, Chinese and Islamic Coinage. For more on this aspect, please click: here.)
The Front of a Two Rupees Banknote, showing the Crescent and Star Emblem of Pakistan
The Front of a Ten Rupees Banknote showing the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
The Back of the above Ten Rupees Banknote.
The Front of a 5 Rupees Banknote issued in 2008, showing the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah
The Back of the above 5 Rupees Banknote
The Front of a 50 Rupees Banknote issued in 2013, showing the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah
The Back of the above 50 Rupees Banknote
The Front of a 100 Rupees Banknote issued in 2012, showing the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah
The Back of the above 100 Rupees Banknote
The Front of a 1000 Rupees Banknote issued in 2014.
The Back of the above 1000 Rupees Banknote
Tail-piece: We went for a trip to Amritsar some years ago and went to see the Wagah border ceremony of closing the border gates for the night between India and Pakistan. The atmosphere was more like a festive "mela". We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. After the "Closing of the Gates" ceremony was over, we saw several Pakistani citizens make a bee-line for the closed gates and take pictures of the Indians on the Indian side and wave out in friendly gestures and vice versa. A pity that the Gates barred them from meeting one another. One wondered when the citizens of both countries who had fought for Independence from the British Raj shoulder to shoulder could ever be united again. A brief account of our trip can be accessed through the following link: please click here.