Afghanistan

Afghanistan chapter available for free for a limited time

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Today I'm pleased to announce another sponsored chapter give-away thanks to the generosity of Robert Bird of Robert's World Money. Robert sells quality banknotes to collectors around the world with more than 2,000 listings with images on eBay and a website with new notes added weekly.

Robert is sponsoring the give-away of the Afghanistan chapter. This 29-page catalog covers notes issued by the Afghan Treasury from 1919 to 1928, the Ministry of Finance in 1936, and Da Afghanistan Bank (The Afghanistan Bank) from 1939 to present. It normally costs $9.99, but if you are among the first 50 collectors to use the coupon code ROBERTSWORLDMONEY during checkout, you can download the chapter absolutely free. As this is a limited offer, please take advantage of it only if you are truly interested in the notes of Afghanistan.

If you are a dealer and are interested in sponsoring a give-away of other chapters, please contact me to discuss the particulars.

Afghanistan new sig/date (2012) 50-afgahni note confirmed

50 afghanis, ١٣٩١ (SH1391/2012). Like DAB B62, but new date and new signature 20.

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin.

Afghanistan new 1,000-aghani note confirmed

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1,000 afghanis, 2012. Like CAB B61, but new date, new signatures, electrotype ١٠٠٠ and ornament added to watermark, new 12-mm wide holographic stripe, new 3-mm wide windowed security thread, and new invisible color-changing ink on center front.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Nin Cheun (Noteshobby).

Afghanistan new 1,000-aghani note reported

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1,000 afghanis, 2012. Like CAB B61, but new date, new signature, electrotype added to watermark, new 12-mm wide holographic stripe, new 3-mm wide windowed security thread, and new invisible color-changing ink on center front.

According to a report in Afghanistan Times, the bank unveiled the new note officially on 26 March 2014 and will issue same "according to needs of the market."

Courtesy of Cedrian.

Afghanistan new sig/date (2008) 20-afghani note confirmed

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20 afghanis, ١٣٨٧ (SH1387/2008). Like DAB B52c, but new date, signatures, Cornerstones added to watermark, and modification to embossed design at right front.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Dmitry Svobodin and Voyonick.

Afghanistan new sig/date (2012) 500-afghani note confirmed

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500 afghanis, ١٣٩١ (SH1391/2012). Like DAB B60, but new date and signature 20.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Afghanistan new sig/date (2008) 10-afghan note confirmed

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A 10-afghan note has been confirmed with new signature combo and new date (١٣٨٧ SH1387/2008). This new variety also has a border design below the signatures that is filled in with brown and green ink.

Afghanistan new sig/date (2012) 100-afghani note confirmed

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100 afghanis, ١٣٩١ (SH1391/2012). Like DAB B59, but new date and signatures (Noorullah Delawari and unknown).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Noteshobby.

Afghanistan new signature 10- and 20-afghan notes confirmed

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10 afghanis, ١٣٨٣ (SH1383/2004). Like DAB B51b, but new signature (Noorullah Delawari and Anwar ul-Haq Ahady).

20 afghanis, ١٣٨٣ (SH1383/2004). Like DAB B52b, but new signature (Noorullah Delawari and Anwar ul-Haq Ahady).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Hartmut Fraunhoffer (www.banknoten.de).

Afghanistan has new notes printed and ready to issue

According to an undated article on The Frontier Post, Da Afghanistan Bank has announced that 100 billion Afghanis worth of new notes have been printed by a British firm (presumably De La Rue) with "the latest specifications" and will be issued as the market demands.

Afghanistan new sig 50-afghani note confirmed

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50 afghanis (US$1), ١٣٨٣ (SH1383/2004). Like DAB 53 (P69), but new signature (Noorullah Delawari and Anwar ul-Haq Ahady).

Courtesy of David Hull.

Afghanistan new sig/date (2010) 500-afghani note confirmed

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500 afghanis (US$10), ١٣٨٩ (SH1389/2010). Like DAB B60 (P76), but new date and signatures (Abdul Qadeer Fitrat and unknown).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Thomas Augustsson.

The Banknote Book chapters now available in print

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In response to popular demand, several chapters of The Banknote Book are now available in printed format:
  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Bangladesh
  • Bermuda
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Pakistan
  • Zimbabwe
Each chapter is professionally printed on demand by Lulu.com in full-color, on high-quality US letter-sized paper with a saddle-stitched, heavyweight glossy cover. At present, only those chapters 20 pages or longer are available in print, but if you are interested in purchasing printed copies of other chapters, please click here to write to me using the Contact form.

Afghanistan new sig/date (2012) 50- and 100-afghani notes confirmed

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50 afghanis (US$1), ١٣٨٩ (SH1389/2010). Like DAB B62 (PNL), but new date and signatures (Abdul Qadeer Fitrat and unknown).

100 afghanis (US$2), ١٣٨٩ (SH1389/2010). Like DAB B59 (P75), but new date and signatures (Abdul Qadeer Fitrat and unknown).

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Afghanistan new sig/date (2010) 1,000-afghani note confirmed

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1,000 afghanis (US$20), ١٣٨٩ (SH1389/2010). Like DAB B61 (P77), but new date and signatures (Abdul Qadeer Fitrat and unknown).

Courtesy of Victor Krysko.

Afghanistan new 50-afghani note dated 2008 confirmed

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50 afghanis (US$1), ١٢٨٧ (SH1387/2008). Like DAB B53 (P69), but new date and signatures, as well as Cornerstone watermarks. Also, Arabesque design at center front more red than green.

Courtesy of Takis Kouvatseas.

Afghanistan new sig 1,000-afghani note confirmed


1,000 afghanis (US$20), ١٣٨٣ (SH1383/2004). Like DAB B58 (P74), but new signatures (Noorullah Delawari and Anwar ul-Haq Ahady).

Courtesy of Jan Ove Larsen.

Afghanistan chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Afghanistan chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers. Also available in print.

At the time of initial publication, this 27-page catalog covers every note (184 types and varieties, including 35 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Afghan Treasury from 1919 to 1928, the Ministry of Finance in 1936, and Da Afghanistan Bank (The Afghanistan Bank) from 1939 until present day.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Afghanistan new 100-, 500-, and 1,000-afghani notes dated 2008 confirmed



Like P70, P73, and P74, respectively, but repositioned holographic stripes, windowed threads, and registration devices. Also new dates ١٢٨٧ (SH1387/2008) and signatures. Finally, these notes have Cornerstone watermarks.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of banknoteshop@gmx.net.

Afghanistan new signature varieties confirmed


100 afghanis (US$2.11), ١٢٨٢ (SH1383/2004). Like P70, but new signature.


500 afghanis (US$10.58), ١٢٨٢ (SH1383/2004). Like previously reported new type 500-afghani note, but new signature.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Afghanistan to introduce new series of notes

Central Bank of Afghanistan introduces a new family of Afghani Banknotes

At a press-conference held on Mizan 13, 1388 (2009) the Central Bank Governor, His Excellency Abdul Qadeer Fitrat, announced that a new family of banknotes would soon be released to the public.

The bank notes are machine readable, of better quality and have more advanced security features than current banknotes. The security features provide robust protection against counterfeiting.

As a result of the improved quality of the banknotes Governor Fitrat reported that the new banknotes will have a greater longevity (4 years) than existing banknotes (3 years).

The Central bank will gradually replace the existing 85 billion Afs that have been issued to date with the new and improved notes. Old, mutilated and dirty notes will be gradually removed from circulation and destroyed in the Central Banks furnace.

The introduction of new banknotes is standard procedure for central banks around the world. Previously, Afghanistan had three separate currencies which lead to hyper-inflation and macroeconomic instability. The currency reform of 1381 introduced a single currency which is issued exclusively by the central Bank. As a result of these reforms the Afghani currency is one of the most stable currencies in the region.

Courtesy of Ömer Yalcinkaya.

Afghanistan new date (2004) notes confirmed

All denominations from Afghanistan (10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 afghanis) have been confirmed issued with the new date of 1383H (2004). The smaller denominations appear to be new date/signature varieties only, but the designs of the 500- and 1,000-afghani notes have been altered at left on front and back and are deserving of new type numbers.






Courtesy of Rui Manuel Palhares.