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  • 50 Afghanis 1996, KM# 1030, Afghanistan, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Summit
  • 50 Afghanis 1996, KM# 1030, Afghanistan, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Summit

The World Food Summit was held in Rome, Italy, from November 13 to 17, 1996. During this summit, member states adopted the Rome Declaration on World Food Security. In this declaration, they pledged their political will and collective and national commitment to achieving food security for all. They also committed to ongoing efforts to eradicate hunger worldwide, with the immediate goal of reducing the number of undernourished people by half by 2015.

The Islamic State of Afghanistan was established by the Peshawar Accords on April 26, 1992, with the participation of many Afghan mujahideen parties after the fall of the socialist government. However, its power was limited due to the country's second civil war, which the Taliban won, capturing Kabul in 1996. Consequently, the Islamic State became a government in exile and led the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance. It remained the internationally recognized government of Afghanistan at the United Nations until 2001. After the overthrow of the first Taliban government, the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan was created, and an Afghan Interim Administration took control with US and NATO assistance. This transitional state later became the Islamic Republic, which lasted until the Taliban regained power in 2021 following a prolonged insurgency.


Depicts the coat of arms of the Islamic State of Afghanistan within two crossed swords the country name above and the denomination below in English.

The Emblem of the Islamic State of Afghanistan (1992-1996) features the shahada inscription in Arabic at the top. Below this is an image of a mosque with a mihrab and minbar (pulpit). On either side of the mosque are two flags representing Afghanistan, surrounded by wheat sheaves. Beneath the mosque, there is an inscription stating the name of the nation, and below that, the Hijri year 1371 (corresponding to 1992 in the Gregorian calendar), marking the establishment of the Islamic State of Afghanistan.

لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
الله اكبر
د افغانستان اسلامي دولت


Depicts the Taq-e Zafar within gardens and trees with the logo of World Food Summits in Italy (globe enclosed by spikes of maze and wheat) above right enclosed by the legend in English above and inscription in English below.

The Taq-e Zafar (Arch of Victory) is a memorial arch located at the entrance of the gardens in Paghman, Afghanistan. This well-known arch commemorates Afghan independence following the Third Anglo-Afghan War in 1919.

The monument was constructed after King Amanullah Khan and Queen Soraya Tarzi returned from Europe in 1928. Amanullah enlisted foreign experts to redesign Kabul, and a Turkish architect designed the victory arch. At the entrance of Paghman, they created a triumphal arch in the style of Greco-Roman classical architecture, resembling a smaller version of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.

Paghman transformed into a holiday retreat and the summer capital. Its wide avenues, lined with fir, poplar, and nut trees, extended past the arch, villas, and a golf course. It became a popular destination for the wealthy and aristocrats, and the gardens eventually attracted both local and foreign tourists.



50 Afghanis

Islamic State
KM# 1030 Schön# 139
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 25.95 g
Diameter 38 mm
Thickness 3.05 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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