IRAN Collection
Mohammad Ali Shah Era
1907 - 1909 

 

    Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar is the only king of Qajar dynasty who ruled for only two years. He opposed the constitutional movement which had begun in the era of his father, Mozaffar al-din Shah Qajar and disorganized the parliament. Thereafter, he was overthrown in revolution in 1909 following the conquest of Tehran. Due to such historical events, few coins were minted in the era of Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar. The most prevalent coin is the 2 Qeraan  (2000 Dinars) coin and other denominations are almost rare. On the other hand, fake coins of this era are found frequently in market and they need great experience to be recognized.

 2 Qeraans

Obverse: The emblem of the Lion & sun  with the Kiani crown. Date: 1326 A.H. (lunar) = ~1907
Reverse: Farsi script: "Assoltaan Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar" (The king Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar)


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Obverse: Portrait of Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar  Date: 1326 A.H. (lunar) = ~1908
Reverse: Farsi script: "Assoltaan Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar" (The king Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar)


    A commemorative bronze coin minted  a few months after the fall of Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar.It is minted in the memory of Sattar Khan, a commander of constitution.

   Obverse: (Left) The Lion & sun (Without the Kiani crown). The date below  : Jamaadiol-Avval 26,  1326 (From the Arabic lunar calendar). (? 1909-10).
   Reverse: (Right). Portrait of Sattar Khan. Script: " Yaadegaar-e Sattar Khan, sardar-e mashrooteh" (Commemorating Sattar Khan, The commander of constitution).


       Obverse: (Left) The Lion & sun (Without the Kiani crown). The date below  : Jamaadiol-Avval 26,  1326 (From the Arabic lunar calendar). (? 1909-10).
   Reverse: (Right). Portrait of Samsaamol-Saltaneh. Script: " Yaadegaar-e Samsaamol-Saltaneh, saalaar-e mashrooteh" (Commemorating Sattar Khan, The chief of constitution).


There are similar coins  with the portrait of Bagher Khan & Nasrossaltaneh.


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