2 Afghanis

2 Afghanis - obverse2 Afghanis - reverse

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Features

Issuer Kingdom of Afghanistan (Afghanistan)
Issuing bank Da Afghanistan Bank (د افغانستان بانک)
King Muhammed Zahir Shah (1933-1973)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1340 (1961)
Calendar Iranian - Persian
Value 2 Afghanis (أفغاني) (2 AFA)
Currency First afghani (1925-2003)
Composition Nickel clad steel
Weight 5.3 g
Diameter 25.1 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
3409
References KM# 954,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 93
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Radiant eagle statue, with wings spread

Script: Arabic

Lettering:
أفغانستان
١٣٤٠

Translation:
Afghanistan
1340

Reverse

Wheat sprig left of denomination

Script: Arabic

Lettering:
دوی
۲
افغانی

Translation:
Two
2
Afghanis

Edge

Smooth

2 Afghanis -  obverse

© Julio Vega (CC BY-NC-SA)

Mint

Kabul, Afghanistan

Comments

There is evidence that suggests that the KM# 954.2 variety was the first Republican issue struck in 1973.

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Date G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1340 (1961)  $ 0.34 $ 0.45 $ 0.53 $ 0.75 $ 0.97 $ 1.70 $ 1.70 95% ١٣٤٠ KM#954.1 (coin alignment)
1340 (1961)  $ 0.99 6% ١٣٤٠ KM#954.2 (medal alignment)

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Afghanis
Katz
Auction 106
Lot 153
Internet Archive
Dec 27, 2023 Undetermined UNC USD 20.17
(EUR 19.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Afghanis
Katz
Auction 84
Lot 1573
Internet Archive
May 27, 2023 Undetermined UNC Unsold
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