Iran SH1327 pahlavi
This specimen was lot 6791 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $470. The catalog description noted, "IRAN. Pahlavi, SH 1327 (1948). NGC MS-64. High relief striking, reverse lion slightly flat. Attractive satin luster with no marks of contact. Tied with one other piece as the finest certified." 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: 20,000.
Specification: 8.136 g, .900 fine gold, .2354 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-101; KM-1150.
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