Iran SH1351 5 pahlavi
This specimen was lot 22140 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description noted, "Mohamed Shah gold 5 Pahlavi SH1351 (1972), MS65 NGC, fully brilliant and attractive, scarcer date for this series. From The Richard P. Ariagno Collection." 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: 2,500.
Specification: 40.68 g, .900 fine gold, 1.1771 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 1164.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
- 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.