Afghan afghani

5000 and 10000 afghani banknotes

The Afghan afghani is Afghanistan’s official currency. It was introduced in 1925, replacing the Afghan rupee, but was reformed in 2002 after years of financial instability caused by the Taliban and major destabilization in 2001–2002.

Bank notes feature a variety of Afghani cultural artefacts including a mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, Taq-e Zafar, and Bala Hissar, an ancient fortress located in the old city of Kabul. The banknotes pictured above are actually from the 1978 series and feature the Pul-e Khishti Mosque and Tomb of Ahmad Shah Durrani (Afs. 5,000), and the Great Mosque of Herat and Qala-e-Bost (Afs. 10,000)

(image credit: “Afghanistan 5000 10000 afghani banknote” by Eric Chan, shared via CC BY 2.0 Deed. Image resized for performance purposes.)

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