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  • 2 Afghanis 2004-2005, KM# 1045, Afghanistan
  • 2 Afghanis 2004-2005, KM# 1045, Afghanistan

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was a presidential republic that governed Afghanistan from 2004 until 2021. Established to replace the interim (2001–2002) and transitional (2002–2004) administrations formed after the 2001 US invasion, it succeeded the partially recognized Taliban-led Islamic Emirate. On August 15, 2021, the Taliban recaptured the country, ending the 20-year conflict, the longest war in US history, and overthrowing President Ashraf Ghani's government. The United Nations still recognizes the Islamic Republic as Afghanistan's legitimate government, but it controls no territory and does not operate in exile. The Taliban's Islamic Emirate is the de facto ruling government. The collapse of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) was significantly influenced by the US–Taliban deal signed on February 29, 2020, which reduced US air support and deprived the ANSF of critical capabilities, leading to the fall of Kabul.


Depicts the coat of arms of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

The Emblem of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (2004-2021) features 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 within a banner, and above that, the Solar Hijri year 1298 (corresponding to 1919 in the Gregorian calendar), marking the independence of Afghanistan.

١٢٩٨ هـ ش


Large value in the center, legend Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank of Afghanistan) above denomination in Pashto and date below.

د افغانستان بانک
دوی افغانی


2 Afghanis

Islamic Republic
KM# 1045 Schön# 151
Material Stainless Steel
Weight 4.1 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Paris Mint (A)

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