Afghanistan 500 Afghanis banknote 1973 President Mohammad Daud Khan

Afghanistan Banknotes 500 Afghanis banknote 1973 President Mohammad Daud Khan
Afghanistan money currency 500 Afghanis banknote 1973 Alexander the Great's Fortress in Qalat Afghanistan

Afghanistan Banknotes 500 Afghanis banknote 1973 President Mohammad Daud Khan
Central Bank of Afghanistan - Da Afghanistan Bank

Obverse: Portrait of Mohammad Daud Khan (July 18, 1909 – April 28, 1978) was the First President of Afghanistan from 17 July 1973 to 28 April 1978; Emblem of Afghanistan (1974-1978) at lower center.
Reverse: Alexander the Great's Fortress in Qalat Afghanistan.
Watermark: Mohammad Daud Khan.

Afghanistan Banknotes - Afghanistan Paper Money
Republic of Afghanistan
SH 1352-1356 (1973-1977) "President Mohammad Daud" Issue

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President Mohammad Daud Khan
Mohammad Daud Khan (born July 18, 1909, Kabul, Afghanistan — died April 27, 1978, Kabul), Afghan politician who overthrew the monarchy of Mohammad Zahir Shah in 1973 to establish Afghanistan as a republic. He served as the country’s president from 1973 to 1978.
  Educated in Kabul and France, Daud Khan, a cousin and brother-in-law of Zahir Shah, pursued a career in the military. He rose to command an army corps in 1939 and held the post of minister of defense from 1946 to 1953. As prime minister (1953–63) he instituted educational and social reforms and implemented a pro-Soviet policy. He was also an advocate of Pashtun irredentism, the creation of a greater “Pashtunistan” in Pashtun areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. This caused the relationship between the two countries to deteriorate and eventually led to Daud Khan’s resignation. His overt participation in politics was severely curbed in 1964 when a new constitution barred members of the royal family from holding political office.
  On July 17, 1973, Daud Khan led a coup that overthrew Zahir Shah. He declared Afghanistan a republic with himself as president. Once in power, Daud Khan sought to suppress the left and lessen the country’s dependence on the Soviet Union. On April 27, 1978, however, he was killed in a coup that brought to power a communist government under Nur Mohammad Taraki.