Afghanistan Currency was redone in 2002. It has generally held its value of 50Afs/$1 (U.S.) since that time.
Afghanistan Currency Exchange Rate: June, 2010
1.0 (U.S.) = AFN 47.00
£1.00 = AFN 68.00
€1.00 = AFN 56.00
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Not accepted and not recommended to bring
Credit Cards and ATM's
Credit cards are accepted at the Serena Hotel in Kabul.
That's about it. Really.
There is an ATM at the Intercontinental Hotel as well as the Kabul City Center Mall. It is dangerous to use an ATM, as they may be watched by criminals. Make sure you have a driver waiting and take precautions. Afghan banks are still not issuing credit cards to their bank holders.
It is not recommended at this time to use an Afghan bank. However, if you must, the typical hours enshalla are: Sat-Wed 0800-1200 and 1300-1630, Thurs 0800-1330. Sometimes the banks may stay open until 1pm, and not open until after 2pm.
Miscellaneous Information about Afghanistan Currency
The following Afghanistan currency pictures are the current list of denominations and explanation of pictures on each coin and bill being used. The descriptions of Afghanistan currency came straight from Afghan personnel working in the Kabul Bank.
Below are pictures of each denomination of Afghanistan currency with the appropriate description under each image.
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