Iran AH1299 toman

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Ponterio sale 152, lot 7219
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 7219 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] 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.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 152: The 2010 NYINC Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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