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Obverse of Afghan 250 Afghanis
Obverse of Afghan 250 Afghanis


Snow Leopard on Reverse of Afghan 250 Afghanis
Snow Leopard on Reverse of Afghan 250 Afghanis

Obverse of Afghan 50 Afghanis
Obverse of Afghan 50 Afghanis

Reverse of Afghan 50 Afghanis
Reverse of Afghan 50 Afghanis

Afghanistan is an ancient country with a long history, too long for us to attempt to recount briefly here. It sits astride strategic trade routes, which probably account for the turbulence of its history dating back to its invasion by Darius the Great. It has been in the world news in recent years. We show one of the last coins from the short-lived Republic which lasted from 1973 to 1978.

Afghani Coins
Since decimalisation in 1929 under Muhammed Nadir Shah, the main Afghan denomination has been the Afghani, with 100 Puls = 1 Afghani, and 20 Afghanis = 1 Amani. In common with many moslem countries, there are usually no portraits on the coins, and they are often indecypherable to most westerners. In recent years a number of commemorative issues has been produced which also have inscriptions in English.

Further Information
For more information on Afghan history and coinage please see our history page.

Coin Specifications
250 Afghanis (Uncirculated)3828.57000.925 Silver.8496
250 Afghanis (Proof)3828.28000.925 Silver.8410
50 Afghanis  Copper-nickel 

Denomination = Face Value
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Weight = Weight in grams
Alloy = Fineness of precious metal (.925 = 92.5%)
AMW = Metal Content = Actual precious metal content in troy ounces

Prices & Availability
All prices on our websites are subject to fluctuation and availability. Please check before ordering.
DateDenominationDescriptionGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
1978250 AfghanisSnow LeopardUncirculated4,370Yes£20$36
199550 Afghanis50th Anniversary - United NationsUncirculated NoAskAsk

Postage & Packing:
UK: At buyer's Risk £3.50 or
Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
Fully Insured $20
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Coins Wanted
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including Afghani coins. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.

If you want to find the value of a coin you own, please take a look at our page I've Found An Old Coin, What's It Worth?

If you have an enquiry about any of our Afghani Coins, we'd be happy to answer you, but please note it may be quicker to telephone us. Please see the Contact Us page of our website. the Lowest Possible Price

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