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1 Rupee - Dost Muhammad Kabul mint

1 Rupee - Dost Muhammad (Kabul mint) -  obverse 1 Rupee - Dost Muhammad (Kabul mint) -  reverse

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Features

Country Afghanistan
Type Common coin
Years 1259-1280 (1843-1864)
Calendar Islamic
Value 1 Rupee (1)
Metal Silver (.925)
Weight 9.1 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References KM# 497
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Persian Legend: Khaliq - Akbar Amir Dost Muhammad sikkah 1270 (1854 AD)

Lettering: ١٢٧٠

Edge

Plain

Comments

Dost Mohammad Khan (December 23, 1793 – June 9, 1863) was the founder of the Barakzai dynasty and one of the prominent rulers of Afghanistan during the First Anglo-Afghan War. He became Emir of Afghanistan from 1826 to 1839 and then from 1845 to 1863. This coin is from his second reign.

Mules exist with different dates on obverse and reverse.

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1259 (1843)  ۱۲۵۹ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1262 (1846)  ۱۲۶۲ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1263 (1847)  ۱۲۶۳ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1264 (1848)  ۱۲۶۴ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1265 (1849)  ۱۲۶۵ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1266 (1850)  ۱۲۶۶ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar", five-pointed star on both sides)
1266 (1850)  ۱۲۶۶ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar", five-pointed star on obverse)
1267 (1851)  ۱۲۶۷ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1268 (1852)  ۱۲۶۸ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1269 (1853)  ۱۲۶۹ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1270 (1854)  ۱۲۷٠ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1271 (1855)  ۱۲۷۱ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1271 (1855)  ۱۲۷۱ KM#497.2 (One leaf in field in 2-4 o'clock margin, Two leaves facing each other at bottom)
1272 (1856)  ۱۲۷۲ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1272 (1856)  ۱۲۷۲ KM#497.2 (One leaf in field in 2-4 o'clock margin, Two leaves facing each other at bottom)
1273 (1857)  ۱۲۷۳ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1273 (1857)  ۱۲۷۳ KM#497.2 (One leaf in field in 2-4 o'clock margin, Two leaves facing each other at bottom)
1274 (1858)  ۱۲۷۴ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1274 (1858)  ۱۲۷۴ KM#497.2 (One leaf in field in 2-4 o'clock margin, Two leaves facing each other at bottom)
1275 (1859)  ۱۲۷۵ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1276 (1860)  ۱۲۷۶ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1277 (1861)  ۱۲۷۷ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1277 (1861)  ۱۲۷۷ KM#497.2 (One leaf in field in 2-4 o'clock margin, Two leaves facing each other at bottom)
1278 (1862)  ۱۲۷۸ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1279 (1863)  ۱۲۷۹ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")
1280 (1864)  ۱۲۸٠ KM#497.1 (Couplet ending "Khaliq-i-Akbar")

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