Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Signatures on Pakistan Bank Notes

 

 
Some pictures of Finance Secretaries are missing from the list. If anyone can have it, kindly send it on my email.

Thanks in advance.

21 comments:

Valeriy said...

Hello Iftikhar,

I was trying to identify some my notes from Pakistan and found your blog internet. I like it. A lot of different info about notes from Pakistan.

I found signature of my note and was able to identify year, i.e. 1960. But looking at page with signatures I have a question. I think you scanned signatures from real notes. So, how can it be that in 1951 was only 1 note, i.e. Krause P-8, but in your page with signatures I found 3 persons for that period:

Abdul Qadir - Finance Secretary
Zahid Hussain - Governor of State Bank of Pakistan
Ghalam Muhammed - Minister of Finance

Can you point to some place where I can understand who signed banknotes specifically at which period.

Thanks,
Val

Iftikhar Ahmad said...

Hi Valeriy

First of all thank you for your kind words.

As for your questions, the 2nd series of banknotes were issued on October 1st, 1948 and it was an emergency issue, only this issue contains the signature of Minister of Finance (Ghulam Muhammad). All other series of notes contains the signatures of Governor of State Bank of Pakistan at their respective times as State Bank of Pakistan has the authority to issue the banknotes, excluding the Rupee 1 notes which were issued by Government of Pakistan, which were signed by the Finance Secretary of their respective times.

Hope the answer can solve your query.

Regards
Iftikhar

Valeriy said...

Hello Iftikhar,

thank you for interesting information. Another question. According to your Finance Ministers signature list 1 Rupee notes were issued at least until 2002. But in Pakistan 9th Issue (Current circulating notes) I don't see any 1 rupee notes and in Pakistan 8th Issue last 1 Rupee notes was issued in February 8, 1984. I consider your gallery for Pakistan notes excellent.

Also, if Pakistan stopped issuing 1 Rupee notes, when it happened? In Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finance_Secretary_of_Pakistan I see longer list of Finance Secretaries.

Thank you for your valuable info,
Val

Valeriy said...

Hello Iftikhar,

also in many places I see Finance secretary signatures slightly different:

Instead of
4. Hafiz Abdul Majid 1.11.1958-29.7.1960
5. Mohammed Ayub 29.7.1960-19.6.1961
they list
4.Shujaat Ali Hasnie
5.Mohammed Ayub
6.Hafiz Abdul Majid
without dates but it looks like signature of Shujaat Ali Hasnie was scanned from 1 Rupee and it is a little bit different from signature in Governors list. Also I found on internet that he was very short period of time Finance secretary before he was appointed Governor.

Do you have any information about that?

Thanks,
Val

Iftikhar Ahmad said...

Hi Valeriy

The last 1 Rupee note was issued in Series 8 and were issued up to the year 2002, then on Jan 1st, 2002 government demonetized the 1 Rupee note and replaced it with 1 Rupee coin. Now currently coins are used instead of banknotes for 1 Rupee, 2 Rupees and 5 Rupees.

Regards
Iftikhar

Valeriy said...

Hello Iftikhar,

do you know anything about 1 Rupee with signature Shujaat Ali Hasnie, when he was Finance secretary for very short period of time?

I can see in many places his signature, but there are no images of 1 Rupee note with his signature. So, I am trying to understand if it is a fake.

Thanks,
Val

Iftikhar Ahmad said...

Dear Valeriy

I Think because of his short period, Rupee 1 banknote was created but never issued. Give me your email so I can send you the image of Rupee 1 banknote with his signature.

Regards
Iftikhar

Valeriy said...

Hello Iftikhar,

thank you for your kind offer. My e-mail is tarela_v@hotmail.com
Now I understand why everybody has signature from this note, but no images of this note.
Do you know exact period of Shujaat Ali Hasnie as Finance secretary?
Is it OK to give front and back images of this note to Krause Standard Catalog, so that people have better understanding of history of banknotes of Pakistan?

I found also very interesting and informative 5 articles by researcher of world paper money Peter J. Symes:

1) The Bank Notes of Pakistan – 1947 to 1972
2) The Bank Notes of Pakistan – 1972 to 2000
3) The Haj Notes of Pakistan
4) Pakistan Banknotes without Pinholes
5) The Receipts of the Muhammed Ali Jinnah Memorial Fund

If interested I can send you link to his web page.

Many thanks in advance,
Val

Unknown said...

Respected sir Im student of Punjab University and working on my thesis. My topic is history of Pakistan currency. Main focus of this thesis is designing and making process of currency. My thesis is almost completed but I could not find information regarding decorative patterns like geomatric or foral work on the paper notes.Whether these are Pakistan's own decorative ornaments? Sir plz give me help if you have any information.

Iftikhar Ahmad said...

Dear Zil-e-Huma

Pakistan's own 1st issue of banknotes was the emergency issue of 1948, The notes of Rs. 5, Rs. 10 and Rs. 100 were issued by Govt. of Pakistan. The notes were designed and printed by Thomas De La Rue & Company. The design were based on 1 Pound Banknote of Bank of England circa 1928. you can view its image on the following link.

http://www.abnotes.co.uk/images/Banknotes/England/One%20Pound/Mahon/A10%20482036.jpg

Unknown said...

Thanks sir for you response but my question was not about designs patterns of Thomas Dele Rue, UK but it was about the designs of PSPC, that whether it is using its traditional pattern for designing the currency or the Islamic pattern.

Iftikhar Ahmad said...

Dear Zil-e-Huma

Many things influenced the design of Pakistan currency, up to 1952 design and printing of banknotes was carried out by UK based companies. Later PSPC designed and printed their own banknotes but at they were also based on the previous currency design using geometrical patterns. And this traditional scheme continues till 8th issue.

In 9th issue which was released in 2005, PSPC changes the pattern scheme which depicts the patterns taken from our cultural and regional heritage, this includes Islamic patterns used in Mosques etc.

Unknown said...

Thankyou sir for giving me information I required relating to my thesis. Plz help ne for few other questions. Q.1 Why Pakistan gives Pakistan monuments for illustratuon. Q.2 The beautiful monumental images present on the currency are designed by PSPC or by any artist? Q.3 Who Caligraphed Hukoomat e Pakistan in Tughral style at Pakistan coin currency?
Sir, if you know any peeson who does portrait and Architectural designs plz tell me.

Iftikhar Ahmad said...

Dear Zil-e-Huma

A.1) I think as currency notes are printed using less colors (2 or 4), using illustrations for pictures is the best solution, otherwise pictures will be visually impaired.

A.2) In my knowledge PSPC uses in-house artists for illustrations. But also various artists also designed pakistan banknote illustrations and coins, like Abdur Rehman Chugtai.

A.3) Sorry I don't have a clue who designed the tughra, but 1st set of Pakistan coins with tughra was designed by Mr. P. W. Burende.

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Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

Hi you missed one signature from one rupee Habib Ullah Baig with new sign when design changed.

Iftikhar Ahmad said...

I only displayed one signature per person.

Unknown said...

Hi Iftikhar you didn't mention Shujaat Ali Hasni sign in one rupee banknote.

Iftikhar Ahmad said...

The period of Shujaat Ali Hasnie as a Finance Secretary is not confirmed. Nevertheless I have added him in the list.

THanks

Unknown said...

Nice work sir...