50 Afghanis

50 Afghanis -  obverse50 Afghanis -  reverse

© Akhtaruzzaman Prodhan


Country Afghanistan
Issuing bank Da Afghanistan Bank
Period Islamic Republic (2004-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1381-1395 (2002-2016)
Calendar Iranian - persian
Value 50 Afghanis
50 AFN = 0.63 USD
Currency Second afghani (2003-date)
Composition Paper
Size 144 × 60 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 202732
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References P# 69
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.


At Right - Shah-do-Shamshira Mosque (the Mosque of the King of Two Swords) in Kabul, (Pashto: شاه دوشمشېره جومات‎), is a yellow two-story mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan (District 2) on Andarabi Road, just off the Kabul River and the Shah-Do Shamshira bridge in the center of the city. It was built during the reign of Amanullah Khan (1919-1929). It was modelled after the Ortaköy Mosque in Istanbul. The design of this mosque is quite unusual for Islamic religious architecture. Its Italian decorative stucco creates an interesting effect that some describe as ‘Afghan Baroque’.

Seal of The Afghanistan Bank above.


The major mountain pass Salang Pass (3878m), which connect northern Afghanistan with northern Afghanistan and Kabul province


There are two variants of this note.
P#69a and b have only a building in the watermark.
P#69c, d, e and f have additional "cornerstones" in the watermark at the corners of the note and a modified guilloche at the bottom of the obverse.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1381 (2002)  3.34 40% P#69a; ۱۲۸۱
1383 (2004)  13% P#69b.1; ۱۲۸۳ (as in picture)
1383 (2004)  6% P#69b.2; ۱۲۸۳
1387 (2008)  9% P#69c; ۱۲۸۷, cornerstones added to watermark.
1389 (2010)  19% P#69d; ۱۲۸۹, cornerstones added to watermark.
1391 (2012)  18% P#69e; ۱۲۹۱, cornerstones added to watermark.
1395 (2016)  4% P#69f; ۱۲۹۵, cornerstones added to watermark.

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