Afghanistan Forbidden Coin 1961 5 Afghani

Afghanistan Forbidden Coin 1961 5 Afghani

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  • An extreme rarity – Afghanistan’s ‘forbidden coin’!
  • Large 5 Afghani coin baring the only-ever portrait of a king
  • Issued in 1961 – still in Uncirculated condition
  • Most destroyed – one of the few surviving examples!
  • Certificate of Authenticity - fascinating provenance

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Unique opportunity – seldom seen rarity!
Presenting one of Afghanistan’s rarest coins - the 5 Afghani minted in 1961 and still in Uncirculated condition! We have very few examples of these fascinating coins, sure to be hotly pursued by collectors!

Afghanistan’s fascinating forbidden coin…
Afghanistan’s Islamic law forbade the minting of coins baring portraits as an act of blasphemy. After centuries of Afghan Kings minting circulating currency, only one coin ever violated this sacred law - the large 5 Afghani coin struck in 1961 by Afghanistan’s last king, Muhammed Zahir Shah. Ordering his own image to appear on this coin, the king angered the Islamic world and his subjects. Most of the coins were destroyed in large numbers, only a few survived, discovered in a secret hoard hidden in a cave. You now have the chance to own one of these rarities!

Buy now – you may never get another chance!
Of fascinating provenance, rare and in Uncirculated condition, collectors must not miss this opportunity to own one of the world’s rarest coins. Click add to cart now!

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