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1967-1993 | 2002

 

 

500 Afghanis, (1967)

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Front: Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914-2007), last King of Afghanistan 1933-1973

Shah became king in 1933 after the assassination of his father. During his reign, he attempted to turn Afghanistan into a more progressive society. He promulgated a new constitution, installed a democratic legislature, and encouraged political and economic reforms and education for women.

The king was overthrown by a coup d'état in 1973, and lived in exile in Italy until his death in 2007.

Back: Qandahar Airport

 

Qandahar Airport

Qandahar Airport

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10 Afghanis, (1979)

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Front: Bank arms

Back: Salang Pass

 

Salang Pass

Salang Pass

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20 Afghanis, (1979)

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Front: Bank arms

Back: Lake Band-e Amir scene and a small shrine, known locally as Qadamjoy Shah-e Aulia (The place where Ali stood)

 

Lake Band-e Amir

Lake Band-e Amir

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50 Afghanis, (1979)

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Front: Bank arms

Back: Dar-al-Aman Palace (King Amanullah's Palace) at Kabul

 

Dar-al-Aman Palace

Dar-al-Aman Palace

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100 Afghanis, (1990)

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Front: Bank arms; Farm worker in wheat field

Back: Darunta Dam

 

Darunta Dam

Darunta Dam

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500 Afghanis, (1990)

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Front: Bank arms; Horsemen competing in Buzkashi

Back: Bala Hissar (Kabul Walls)

 

Bala Hissar (Kabul Walls)

Bala Hissar (Kabul Walls)

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1,000 Afghanis, 1979

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Front: Shrine of Hazrat Ali (Blue Mosque) in Mazar-e Sharif

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

 

Shrine of Hazrat Ali

Shrine of Hazrat Ali

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Victory Arch

Victory Arch

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5,000 Afghanis, (1993)

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Front: Bank arms; Pul-e Kheshti Mosque in Kabul

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

 

Pul-e Kheshti Mosque

Pul-e Kheshti Mosque

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Tomb of Ahmad Shah Durrani

Tomb of Ahmad Shah Durrani

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10,000 Afghanis, (1993)

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Front: Friday Mosque(Herat Mosque)

Back: Qila-e Bost Arch near Lashkar Gah

 

Friday Mosque(Herat Mosque)

Friday Mosque(Herat Mosque)

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Qila-e Bost Arch

Qila-e Bost Arch

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1967-1993 | 2002

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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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