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  • 25 Pul 1973, KM# 975, Afghanistan
  • 25 Pul 1973, KM# 975, Afghanistan

Depicts the coat of arms of the Republic of Afghanistan, the country name in English above, the date below.

The emblem of the Republic of Afghanistan (1974-1980) features a stylized eagle spreading its wings. On the eagle's chest was placed a pulpit inscribed in a prayer niche, symbolizing a mosque. A wreath of wheat spikes surrounded the eagle and a rising sun surmounted it. The eagle recalled the legendary bird which placed the crown on the first Aryan King, a shepherd named Yama. The rising sun symbolized the new Republican era. On the scroll between the spikes was written in Pashto (The Republic of Afghanistan) and the date of the proclamation of the Republic according to the Solar Islamic calendar 26 Changash 1352.

The wheat spikes recalled how the Durani tribe got the power in 1747. After the murder of the Persian king Nadir Shah, the leaders of the Pashtun tribes met to decide of the future of the country. During the meeting, a dervish showed up and placed a wreath of wheat on the head of Ahmad Shah, who was immediatly proclaimed King.

د افغانستان حمهوريت
دچنګاښ ۲٦
دچنګاښ ۲٦ - ۱۳۵۲


Large value in the center surrounded by country name above and six stars below.

د افغانستان جمهورى دولت


25 Pul

KM# 975
Material Brass Clad Steel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Royal Mint

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