Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From

Official Name: Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
National Name: Dowlat-e Eslami-ye Afghanestan
Alternate Names: Afghan; Afghanes; Afghanestan; Islamic State of Afghanistan; Republic of Afghanistan
Monetary Units: 1 Rupee Kabuli (rup) = 2 Krans (k) = 3 Abasi (ab) = 6 Sanar (sa) = 12 Shahi (sh). In 1921, 1 Rupee (r) = 60 Paisas (pa). Beginning in 1927, 1 Rupee Afghani (af) = 100 Puls [Pouls, Puli] (p).
Location: Southern Asia; bordered by Iran (west); Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan (north); China (northeast); and Pakistan (east and south).
Mineral Resources: Coal, copper, talc, barite, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious and semi-precious stones.

Afghanistan Scott 1298 Afghanistan Scott 1299 Afghanistan Scott 1300
Beryl (var. Emerald)
Scott 1298
13 afghani
Lapis Lazuli
Scott 1299
37 afghani
Corundum (var. Ruby)
Scott 1300
40 afghani

This set of 3 stamps was issued on 5 Dec 1988 and
shows native gemstones in their natural and cut states. Philatelic Mineralogy Copyright © 1997-2010 by Richard Busch