Afghanistan, 50 Afghanis UN 50th

This crown or 50 Afghanis was issued when the war there wasn’t of all that much interest to us. It was issued in 1995 for the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. You have a young man sitting contemplating with birds gathering around him. You have the arms of Afghanistan on the other side with the denomination. In 1995 the Royal Mint issued a collection of crowns for the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, they didn’t sell that well, so they didn’t make all that many of them. We were able to buy up all the remaining coins and all are in Uncirculated condition. A Scarce crown to find and at our price of just £8.95.
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£8.95
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This is a strange coin; when I moved to London in 1968 this coin cost more in real terms than it does now. Everyone was trying to put together a set of pre-decimal coins in uncirculated condition and this is one of the coins that caused a little bit of trouble. Everyone puts away the first year of a new design and especially if it is a Coronation year (1953). The second year less are put away and as time goes on fewer and fewer are put away, until it gets very difficult to find uncirculated examples of some dates. We bought a small group of 1957 Queen Elizabeth II Sixpences in uncirculated condition. Not a rare coin, but one that is difficult to find if you need one. They are very inexpensive at just £3.95; they actually cost more in 1968 than I am charging now.
£3.95