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The Pakistan Mint is a coin press located in Shalimar Town, Lahore, Pakistan. It is the oldest mint located in Pakistan. It is governed by the State Bank of Pakistan.

Pakistan Mint
IndustryMetalworking
Founded1942; 76 years ago (1942)
HeadquartersShalimar Town, Pakistan
Area served
Pakistan
Productscoins

The mint has been in operation since 1942. Currency denominations of 1, 2, and 5 rupee coins are currently minted there.[1]

Pakistan Mint has residential quarters, shops and recreational parks located within the vicinity. It is located opposite of Mapco Corp. on Grand Trunk Road. Pakistan Mint has been manufacturing not only coins or currency for the state but also medals and awards for the Military Armed Forces, postal seals and stamps.[2]

In 2010, the Pakistani government began plans to modernize and upgrade the mint. Plans include replacing obsolete machinery to increase productivity, quality and output-effectiveness.[2] Plans also include boosting qualifications and expertise of the mint's employees.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Request For Proposals: Pakistan Mint Modernization". lahore.nelaam.com. 9 June 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Pakistan Mint to be modernised". The Express Tribune. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2015.