Iran SH1340 2-1/2 pahlavi
This specimen was lot 12322 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,116. The catalog description 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.
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- 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, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.