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For printing the first series of the Islamic republic banknotes, previous stereotypes of the Shah's era were used, substituting the Shah's portrait with the image of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (the 8th leader of Shiite Muslims). The water mark consisted of the emblem of the Islamic republic, although early issues of 100 Rls. banknotes had the emblem of the Islamic Revolution (The one seen in the background of this page).
 


100 Rials

 The above photo belongs to the first issue in which the emblem of the Islamic revolution is visible as the water mark. The one below is from the second reprint with the emblem of the Islamic republic of Iran (The Allah sign). The image of the backside differs from the series of the shah's era and the view of Marmar Palace (Pahlavi museum) is replaced with the scene of the Chahaarbagh school of theology in Isfahaan.
Signatures:  Minister of wealth: Abolhasan Banisadr. general director: Alireza Nobari.


200 Rials

 The style of this banknote is resembles the same value of the Shah's era but the image of the Shahyaad monument is replaced with the tomb of Avicenna in Hamedaan. Water mark area is covered with the script of " Jomhory-e- Eslaamie-e- Iraan" (Islamic republic of Iran) on the front and the emblem of the Islamic revolution on the back side.
Signatures:  Minister of wealth: Ali Ardalaan. General director: Mohamaad Ali Molavi.


500 Rials

This banknote is the same as the previous issue and incredibly the backside image is not changed although it has a royal appearance!
Signatures:  Minister of wealth: Ali Ardalaan. General director: Mohamaad Ali Molavi.
Back:  Bas-relief image of the Marlik beaker, ~1000 B.C.


1000 Rials

This banknote is the same as the older issues .
Signatures:  Minister of wealth: Ali Ardalaan. General director: Mohamaad Ali Molavi.
Back:  Scene of the tomb of Hafez, the great Iranian poet, in Shiraz.


5000 Rials

In this banknote the image of the backside which was a view of the Golestan Palace is replaced with a scene of the Tehran Oil refinery.
Signatures:  Minister of wealth: Ali Ardalaan. General director: Mohamaad Ali Molavi.


 

10000 Rials

This banknote has the same appearance of the older issues. The interesting point of this issue is about is about the watermark area which is overprinted two times: One with the emblem of the Lion & sun and then with the emblem of the Islamic republic of Iran.
Signatures:  Minister of wealth: Ali Ardalaan. General director: Mohamaad Ali Molavi.
Back:  A view from the building of the National assembly of Iran in Tehran.


 


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