Iran SH1324 pahlavi

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6789
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This specimen was lot 6789 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $493.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "IRAN. Pahlavi, SH 1324 (1945). NGC MS-66. Attractive high relief striking with glowing satiny gold surfaces which show no signs of contact or mishandling. Tied with four other examples in this grade with only one piece graded one point finer." This type, struck SH 1324-1330 during the reign of Muhammed Reza Shah (r. 1941-79), was minted to the standard of a British sovereign. The coins generally trade as bullion coins.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 8.136 g, .900 fine gold, .2354 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-101; KM-1150.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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