Iran SH1340 5 pahlavi

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 21099
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This specimen was lot 21099 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "IRAN. 5 Pahlavi, SH 1340 (1961). NGC MS-65. WINGS Approved. Mintage of only 2,430 pieces. Soft satin luster." This type, struck SH 1339-1353 during the reign of Muhammed Reza Shah (r. 1941-79), was minted to the standard of a British five pounds. Gold one, 2½ (Fr-100) and ten pahlavis also exist. The coins generally trade as bullion coins.

Recorded mintage: 2,430.

Specification: 40.68 g, .900 fine gold, 1.1771 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-99; KM-1164.


  • 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, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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