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New variations of 5 Afghanis 2002

Different fonts used at Banknotes of Afghanistan.


At the Afghanistan banknotes of 2002-2014 years of issue you can find the different fonts used for serial numbers. The difference between serial numbers is connected with the change of a printing company. Until 2008, the banknotes of Afghanistan were printed by Giesecke & Devrient. In 2008 it was replaced by De La Rue. The banknotes with the same signatures and the same date can be distinguished by font.


In this example (AFG17 5 Afghanis 2002), the difference in the fonts is evident in a letter پ (Pe), in numbers ‘١‘ and ‘٧‘, (1 and 7 numbers, respectively) .


We are going to establish consistency of the serial letters used by different printing companies.


The variation is recorded and described in the Catalog of Afghanistan Banknotes.