Iran SH1352 2-1/2 pahlavi

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 33270
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This specimen was lot 33270 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description[1] noted, "Muhammad Reza Pahlavi Shah gold 2-1/2 Pahlavi SH 1352 (1973) MS65 NGC. Mintage of 3,000 pieces. Brilliant golden color with a prime quality appearance." 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: 3,000.

Specification: 20.34 g, .900 fine gold, AGW 0.5886 oz.

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]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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