Afghanistan 10,000 Afghani Banknote - UNCIRCULATED
Afghanistan 10,000 Afghani Banknote
The Afghani is the official currency of Afghanistan, and the 10,000 Afghani banknote is one of the highest denominations of Afghani money. In circulation since the early 90s. A rather rare banknote, the 10,000 Afghani is highly coveted by collectors all around the world.
Afghani banknotes have been in circulation since 1925, but were first introduced in smaller denominations of 5, 10, and 50 Afghanis. Every few years, the denomination numbers increased. In 1939, the Bank of Afghanistan took over control of paper money and concurrently began issuing notes of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 Afghanis. In the late 50s the 2 and 5 Afghani banknotes were replaced by coins and in 1993, the 5000 and 10000 Afghani notes were introduced into circulation.
With a color scheme close to that of American currency, the Afghanistan 10,000 Afghani banknote sports a colorful face of green, pale pinks, and shades of blue. The design features a Mosque on the front, and an ornate stone Gateway in a nature scene on the back. Other designs include writing along the borders (on front) and the inscription “Da Afghanistan Bank” (on back).
Before the U.S. declared war in 2001, political parties and warlords distributed duplicate Afghani banknotes with no regard to serial numbers which led to the Taliban Bank announcing it to be deemed worthless.