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Iran Pahlavi Gold Coin

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  • Title: Iran Pahlavi Gold Coin
  • Purity: .9167
  • Metal: Gold
  • Weight: .2354 oz

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The Iran Pahlavi Gold coin was minted beginning in 1941 and was popular in Iran during the time of the reign of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, known to the world simply as the Shah of Iran. From 1950 to 1979, the Shah moved steadily and quickly towards his goal of modernizing the country. Today, the Gold Pahlavi is a magnificent reminder of a time when Iran was a much more progressive nation. Those seeking to diversify their precious metals portfolios will love this unusual .900 pure gold coin. For collectors who want to own exotic coins from as many countries as possible, the 1 Pahlavi Gold Coin is a must-have.


The front of the coin features a self-portrait by Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. Pahlavi is shown in profile, facing to the left of the coin. Above the portrait an inscription in the Persian language. Below is the year of issue. Coins from 1941-1949, before the Shah created his self-portrait, featured instead a bold inscription in Persian.


The reverse of the Iran Gold Pahlavi features a lion brandishing a sword with the crown so closely associated with the Shah above him. Below is an inscription, and a large wreath lines the area from the bottom of the coin up to the sides of the lion.

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