Afghanistan 2, 3, 5 and 10 Pul  1937
Afghanistan 2, 3, 5 and 10 Pul 1937

The Pashto (Afghani) numeral date of 1316 (١٣١٦) corresponds to 1937 AD on the Western (Gregorian) calendar. These coins were minted in copper-nickel during the reign of Mohammed Zahir Shah, the last King of Afghanistan. He reigned from 1933 until a coup d'état threw him over in 1973.

The temple with the two flags is actually the national emblem of Afghanistan. The temple is a mosque, and inside is a mehrab which symbolizes an altar in the mosque that points towards Mecca.

This page also covers 2, 3, and 5 pul coins, minted in bronze, but with the same encircled denomination and flagged temple design.

For circulated coins, the values are very low. However, it seems that uncirculated coins have picked up a nice collector value - even higher than the listed catalog values.

2, 3, 5, AND 10 PUL COINS:
worn: less than $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $12

Damaged coins are worth zero. Refer to our Important Terminology page found at the top left in order to convert the catalog values used on this page into actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 16602 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Steve, Thu, 27-Feb-2014 04:20:39 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 27-Feb-2014 18:09:52 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 14-Feb-2016 18:32:55 GMT
Requester description: 1937 OBVERSE: Outer coin displays wavy lines, wreath and inner coin displays a temple with two flags. REVERSE: Displays wavy lines and wreath and inner coin displays denomination.
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