2 Afghanis - Muhammed Zahir Shah

2 Afghanis - Muhammed Zahir Shah -  obverse2 Afghanis - Muhammed Zahir Shah -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Afghanistan
King Muhammed Zahir Shah (1933-1973)
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
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 3409
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 954,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 93
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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

Mint

Kabul, Afghanistan

Comments

There is evidence that shows 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)  0.25 0.59 0.59 0.73 1.11 0.70 1.76 96% ١٣٤٠ KM#954.1 (coin alignment)
1340 (1961)  6% ١٣٤٠ KM#954.2 (medal alignment)

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