Iran SH1340 2-1/2 pahlavi

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 12322
Iran SH1340 2-5 pahlavi rev P177-12322.jpg

This specimen was lot 12322 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,116. The catalog description[1] noted, "IRAN. 2 1/2 Pahlavi, SH 1340 (1961). PCGS MS-63 Secure Holder." This denomination, equal to 2½ British sovereigns, was struck intermittently 1959-79. Gold one, five (Fr-99) and ten pahlavis also exist. The coins generally trade as bullion coins.

Recorded mintage: 2,788.

Specification: 20.34 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-100; KM-1163.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th 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, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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