½ Afghani - Muhammed Zahir Shah

½ Afghani - Muhammed Zahir Shah -  obverse½ Afghani - Muhammed Zahir Shah -  reverse

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Country Afghanistan
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1312-1316 (1933-1937)
Calendar Iranian - persian
Value 1/2 Afghani (0.5 AFA)
Currency First afghani (1925-2003)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 4.75 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 932
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)


Large dotted field in circle within wreath

المتوكل على الله
محمد ظاهر شاه


Arms within wreath




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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1312 (1933)  20% ۱۳۱۲ KM#932.1
1313 (1934)  36% ۱۳۱۳ KM#932.2, 60 dots in circle
1314 (1935)  11% ۱۳۱۴ KM#932.2, 60 dots in circle
1315 (1936)  16% ۱۳۱۵ KM#932.2, 40 dots in circle
1316 (1937)  12.07 58% ۱۳۱۶ KM#932.2, 40 dots in circle

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