1976, Pakistan (Republic). Large Silver 100 Rupees Coin. Mintage: 1,300 pcs!
Mint year: 1976 Reference: KM-41. Mintage: 1,300 pcs. Condition: Minr contact-marks, otherwise proof-like uncirculated! Denomination: 100 Rupees – 100th Anniversary – Birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah Material: Sterling Silver (.925) - 0.6078 oz. ASW Diameter: 37mm Weight: 20.5gm
Obverse: Bust of Mohammad Ali Jinnah facing, flanked by anniversary dates (1876-1976).
Reverse: Arms of Pakistan (star within crescent), flanked by bi-lingual value (100). Legend: UNITY FAITH DISCIPLINE
Muhammad Ali Jinnah ( 25 December 1876 – 11 September 1948) was a lawyer, politician, statesman and the founder of Pakistan. He is popularly and officially known in Pakistan as Quaid-e-Azam (Urdu: ???? ???? — “Great Leader”) and Baba-e-Qaum (“Father of the Nation”). According to BBC’s poll in 2004, Jinnah is considered as the South Asia’s greatest-ever leader with the highest score of 39%, higher than Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose.
Jinnah served as leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan’s independence on 14 August 1947, and as Pakistan’s first Governor-General from 15 August 1947 until his death on 11 September 1948. Jinnah rose to prominence in the Indian National Congress initially expounding ideas of Hindu-Muslim unity and helping shape the 1916 Lucknow Pact between the Muslim League and the Indian National Congress; he also became a key leader in the All India Home Rule League. He proposed a fourteen-point constitutional reform plan to safeguard the political rights of Muslims in a self-governing India.
Jinnah later advocated the two-nation theory embracing the goal of creating a separate Muslim state as per the Lahore Resolution.8 The League won most reserved Muslim seats in the elections of 1946. After the British and Congress backed out of the Cabinet Mission Plan Jinnah called for a Direct Action Day to achieve the formation of Pakistan. This direct action by the Muslim League and its Volunteer Corps resulted in massive rioting in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus. As the Indian National Congress and Muslim League failed to reach a power sharing formula for united India, it prompted both the parties and the British to agree to the independence of Pakistan and India. As the first Governor-General of Pakistan, Jinnah led efforts to lay the foundations of the new state of Pakistan, frame national policies and rehabilitate millions of Muslim refugees who had migrated from India. Jinnah also assumed the role and title of ‘Protector General of the Hindu Minority’ during Hindu-Muslim riots after 1947. Jinnah died aged 71 in September 1948, just over a year after Pakistan gained independence from the British Empire. After his death, Jinnah left a deep and respected legacy in Pakistan, and according to Stanley Wolpert, Jinnah remained Pakistan’s greatest leader since the establishment of Pakistan in 1947.