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  • 25 Pul 1980, KM# 996, Afghanistan
  • 25 Pul 1980, KM# 996, Afghanistan

The Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (DRA), later renamed the Republic of Afghanistan in 1987, was the official name of Afghanistan during the one-party rule of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) from 1978 to 1992. Throughout its existence, and particularly during the Soviet–Afghan War, the DRA depended significantly on support from the Soviet Union.


Depicts the coat of arms of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, the country name in Pashto above and the date in Solar Hijri below.

The emblem of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (1980-1987) features a rising sun positioned over a mihrab. It incorporates communist symbols such as the star, wheel, and Karl Marx's book 'Das Kapital'. Surrounding the emblem, a wreath of ears of grain is intertwined with the national flag, symbolizing unity and prosperity.

د افغانستان دموكراتيك جمهوري دولت


Large numeral value in the middle within Pashto letters above surrounded by four stars on both sides.

پنځه ویشت


25 Pul

Democratic Republic
KM# 996
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 2.3 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.24 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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