Iran SH1351 (1972) rial

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was issued by Iran as part of the F.A.O. series. This type was issued in 1971-75. One of the shah's acts that enraged his many enemies was to place his portrait on the coinage, a sacrilege according to strictest Islam.

Recorded mintage: 8,605,000.

Specification: 1.76 g, copper-nickel, 18.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 1183.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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