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Afghan rupee

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Afghan rupee
5 Afghan rupee banknote (1919)
160paisa, paise (pl.)
SymbolR, Rs
Banknotes1R, 5Rs, 10Rs, 50Rs, 100Rs
Date of introduction1891
ReplacedKabuli rupee
Kandahari rupee
Date of withdrawal1925
Replaced byAfghan afghani
User(s) Afghanistan
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.

The Afghan rupee was the currency of Afghanistan until 1925. Before 1891, silver rupees circulated with copper falus and gold mohur. The three metals had no fixed exchange rate between them, with different regions issuing their own coins.

In 1891, a new currency was introduced, based on the Kabuli rupee. The rupee was subdivided into 60 paisa, each of 10 dinar. Other denominations issued included the shahi of 5 paisa, the sanar of 10 paisa, the abbasi of 20 paisa, the qiran of 12 rupee and the tilla and later the amani, both of 10 rupee. The rupee was replaced in 1925 by the Afghani, which is the currency today, but continued to be in circulation until 1978.


In 1919, Treasury notes were introduced in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 rupees.


  • 1 rupee coin
    1 rupee coin
  • 2 Amani gold coin (1920)
    2 Amani gold coin (1920)


  • Krause, Chester L.; Clifford Mishler (1991). Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1801–1991 (18th ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0873411501.
  • Pick, Albert (1994). Standard Catalog of World Paper Money: General Issues. Colin R. Bruce II and Neil Shafer (editors) (7th ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87341-207-9.
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