Iran AH1299 toman
This specimen was lot 7219 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "IRAN. Toman, AH 1299 (1881/2). Tehran Mint. A few light marks. ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." This type, struck AH 1297-1312 during the reign of Nasir al-din Shah (r. 1848-96), was minted to the standard of a French gold ten francs. Gold two, ten and 25 tomans also exist. The coin is priced cheaply in the SCWC but is seldom seen.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.45 g, .900 fine gold, .099 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-62; KM 933.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 152: The 2010 NYINC Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.