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1967-1993 | 2002

 

 

1 Afghanis, (2002)

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Front: Bank arms; Bank name around ancient coin

Back: Hazrat Ali (Blue Mosque) Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif

 

Hazrat Ali (Blue Mosque) Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif

Hazrat Ali (Blue Mosque) Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif

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2 Afghanis,(2002)

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Front: Bank arms; Bank name around ancient coin

Back: King Amanullah's Victory Arch built to celebrate the 1919 winning of Independence from the British. Paghman, Kabul Province

 

Victory Arch

Victory Arch

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5 Afghanis, (2002)

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Front: Bank arms; Bank name around ancient coin

Back: Bala Hissar (Kabul Walls)

 

Bala Hissar (Kabul Walls)

Bala Hissar (Kabul Walls)

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10 Afghanis, (2002)

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Front: Tomb of Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722-1772), founder of the modern state of Afghanistan, in Kandahar

Back: King Amanullah's Victory Arch built to celebrate the 1919 winning of Independence from the British. Paghman, Kabul Province

Enlarge: MosquePul-e Kheshti Mosque

 

Tomb of Ahmad Shah Durrani

Tomb of Ahmad Shah Durrani

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Victory Arch

Victory Arch

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20 Afghanis, (2002)

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Front: Tomb of Shah Mahmud Ghaznavi in Ghazni province

Mahmud of Ghazni (971-1030) was the most prominent ruler of the Ghaznavid Empire. In the name of Islam, he conquered the eastern Iranian lands and the northwestern Indian subcontinent from 997 to his death in 1030. Mahmud turned the former provincial city of Ghazna into the wealthy capital of an extensive empire which covered most of today's Afghanistan, eastern Iran, Pakistan and northwestern India.

Back: Arg-e-Shahi - Citadel of the King, built in late XIX century by Amir (King) Abdul Rahman Khan. The Arg presently consists of: Gul Khana which serves as the offices for President Hamid Karzai and the President's Protocol Office; The Offices of the President's Chief of Staff

 

Arg-e-Shahi - Citadel of the King

Arg-e-Shahi - Citadel of the King

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50 Afghanis, (2002)

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Front: Shah-do-Shamshira Mosque (the Mosque of the King of Two Swords) in Kabul

Back: Kotal-e Salang or Salang Pass (el. 3878 m.) - the majour mountain pass connecting northern Afghanistan and Kabul province, with further connections to southern Afghanistan and Pakistan. The pass crosses the Hindu Kush is now bypassed through the Salang tunnel at a height of about 3,400 m. It links Charikar and Kabul with Mazari Sharif and Termez.

 

Shah-do-Shamshira Mosque in Kabul

Shah-do-Shamshira Mosque

Enlarge: MosqueShah-do-Shamshira Mosque

 

Salang Pass

Salang Pass

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Afghanistan, a landlocked country surrounded by Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and China, was created in 1747 as a large empire. It was recognized as a fully independent state in 1919 when foreign intervention ceased following the Anglo-Afghan wars. Since 1979, the country has suffered almost continuous conflict, beginning with the Soviet invasion followed by the civil war and finally by the 2001 U. S. war on terror, in which the ruling Taliban regime was toppled and the current government was established. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Afghanistan.

 

 

 

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