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2 Afghanis - Muhammed Zahir Shah

2 Afghanis - Muhammed Zahir Shah -  obverse 2 Afghanis - Muhammed Zahir Shah -  reverse

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Features

Country Afghanistan
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1340 (1961)
Calendar Iranian - persian
Value 2 Afghanis (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
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 954,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 93
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Radiant eagle statue, with wings spread

Lettering:
أفغانستان
١٣٤٠

Translation:
Afghanistan
1340

Reverse

Wheat sprig left of denomination

Lettering:
دوی
۲
افغانی

Translation:
Two
2
Afghanis

Edge

Smooth

Comments

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1340 (1961)  0.76 0.60 0.44 0.65 0.97 1.67 ١٣٤٠ KM#954.1 (coin alignment)
1340 (1961)  ١٣٤٠ KM#954.2 (medal alignment)

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