2 Rupees - Shujā


Country Afghanistan
Type Common coin
Years 1218-1219 (1804-1805)
Calendar Islamic
Value 2 Rupees (2)
Metal Silver
Weight 23 g
Diameter 28 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References KM# 254
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)


Shah Shuja' al-Mulk took the throne after ousting his own brother as emir and, in a twist of fate, was ousted by that same brother some six years later. In 1839, with the help of the British, he would again take the throne only to be assassinated several years later by Shuja ud-Daula.

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC
1218 (1804)  Overstrike 1218/1
1219 (1805)  Unique

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