Afghanistan 500 Afghanis banknote 1939 King Mohammed Zahir Shah

Afghanistan currency 500 Afghanis banknote 1939 King Mohammed Zahir Shah
500 Afghanis banknote 1939 Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif

Afghanistan 500 Afghanis banknote 1939 / SH1318 King Mohammed Zahir Shah
Da Afghanistan Bank - Central Bank of Afghanistan

Obverse: Portrait of King Mohammed Zahir Shah in military uniform at centre, value at each corner, National Emblem of Afghanistan (1931-1973) at right.
Reverse: Blue Mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif.
Watermark: Effigy of Mohammed Zahir Shah in profile.
Printer: Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. Ltd., Surrey, England.

Afghanistan banknotes - Afghani currency
SH 1318 & 1325 (1939 & 1946) "King Mohammed Zahir Shah" Issue

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Mohammed Zahir Shah (October 15, 1914 – July 23, 2007) was the last King of Afghanistan, reigning for four decades, from 1933 until he was ousted by a coup in 1973. Following his return from exile, he was given the title 'Father of the Nation' in 2002, which he held until his death.

The Blue Mosque, also known as the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, is a mosque located in the heart of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan.
The name "Mazar-e Sharif" means "Noble Shrine", a reference to the large, blue-tiled sanctuary and mosque in the center of the city known as the Shrine of Hazrat Ali or the Blue Mosque. Some Muslims believe that the tomb of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, is at this mosque in Mazari Sharif, after Ali's remains were transferred to Mazar-i-Sharif as per request of Ja'far as-Sadiq. However, most Muslims believe that the grave of Ali is at the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf, Iraq.