Afghanistan 1978 10000 afghanis

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Sincona sale 54, lot 16
This specimen was lot 16 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 3,400 CHF (about US$4,046 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Republik, seit 1973. 10000 Afghanis 1978. WWF. Marco Polo Sheep. Selten. Nur 181 Exemplare geprägt. Polierte Platte. FDC. (republic of Afghanistan, 10,000 afghanis of 1978, World Wildlife Fund, Marco Polo sheep. Rare. Only 181 pieces struck, Choice Proof.)"

Recorded mintage: 694 + 181 proofs.

Specifications: 33.44 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 33.55 g.

Catalog reference: KM 982. Fr-43.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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