Afghanistan P-69a / 50 Afghanis 2002 – UNC


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Issued by Da Afghanistan Bank
Issue SH 1381-1398 (2002-2019) Issue. Date SH 1381
Size 144 x 60 mm
Printer Giesecke & Devrient (Germany) – G&D
Watermark Mausoleum of Mirwais Khan Hotak – Mirwais Nika in Kandahar.
Obverse At Right – Shah-do-Shamshira Mosque (the Mosque of the King of Two Swords) in Kabul, (Pashto: شاه دوشمشېره جومات‎), is a yellow two-story mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan (District 2) on Andarabi Road, just off the Kabul River and the Shah-Do Shamshira bridge in the center of the city. It was built during the reign of Amanullah Khan (1919-1929). It was modelled after the Ortaköy Mosque in Istanbul. The design of this mosque is quite unusual for Islamic religious architecture. Its Italian decorative stucco creates an interesting effect that some describe as ‘Afghan Baroque’.

Seal of The Afghanistan Bank above which depicts an Eucratides I-era coin (171-145 BC) with a cornucopia in front in upper centre, and Afghan ornamental pattern

Reverse 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.