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5 Afghanis - Mohammed Zahir Shah

5 Afghanis - Mohammed Zahir Shah -  obverse5 Afghanis - Mohammed Zahir Shah -  reverse

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Features

Country Afghanistan
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1340 (1961)
Calendar Iranian - persian
Value 5 Afghanis (5 AFA)
Currency First afghani (1925-2003)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 8.04 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 1.96 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 955,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 94
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Bust of Mohammed Zahir Shah 3/4 right divides dates

Lettering:
* محمد ظاهر * دافغانستان
۱۳۴۰ ۱۳۸۱

Translation:
Mohammed Zahir* Afghanistan *
1381 ۰ 1340

Reverse

Wheat sprigs flank denomination

Lettering:
پنج
۵
افغانی

Translation:
Five
5
Afghanis

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Mohammed Zahir Shah ( 1914 – 2007) was the last King of Afghanistan, reigning from 8 November 1933 until he was deposed on 17 July 1973. Upon the end of the Taliban rule, he returned to Kabul after nearly 30 years of exile.

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1340 (1961)  0.27 0.54 0.60 1.10 1.62 2.06 ۱۳۴۰

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