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Coins of Shah Reza Pahlavi era
Second series - 1 9 2 6

The second coin series of Reza Shah Pahlavi era are nearly unique for their style. This mintage was performed after the coronation of Reza shah, so the Pahlavi crown is used on the coins for the first time. The style of the coins somehow resemble the Qajar coins with the bust of the king on one side and the emblem of the Lion & sun on the other side, except for the Pahlavi Gold coins. The currency unit is still the same as the qajar era, except for the gold coins in which Pahlavi unit is used instead of Toomaan. Such coins were minted during 1305-1308 (1926-1929) in denominations of 500, 1000, 2000 & 5000 Dinars as silver coin and 1, 2 & 5 Pahlavi as gold coin. On the reverse side of these coins, is the bust of Reza Shah Pahlavi with his Pahlavi helmet holding the famous Daryay-e- Noor diamond.

 



1000, 2000, & 5000  Dinars

Left: Reverse & obverse of a silver 1000 Dinars coin minted in 1306/1927. Note the Pahlavi crown that is minted in full details in this issue.

Middle: Reverse & Obverse of a silver 2000 Dinars coin minted in 1306/1927. 

Right: Reverse & Obverse of a silver 5000 Dinars coin minted in 1308/1929.

Scripts of the Reverse:  ' Pahlavi shahanshah-e Iran ,  Joloos: Azar-e 1304' (Pahlavi the king of kings of Iran , Accession: December 1925).


1, 2 & 5 Pahlavi

Each Pahlavi was equal to 1 Toomaan gold coin of Qajar era. These coins were minted from 1305-1308 (1926-1929) on the occasion of Reza Shah's accesseion to the throne.

Left:  Reverse & obverse of a 1 Pahlavi gold coin minted in 1306/1927. 

Middle:  Reverse & obverse of a 2 Pahlavi gold coin minted in 1308/1929.

Right: Reverse & obverse of a 5 Pahlavi gold coin minted in 1306/1927. These coins were minted in limited numbers.

Scripts of the Reverse:  ' Pahlavi shahanshah-e Iran ,  Joloos: Azar-e 1304' (Pahlavi the king of kings of Iran , Accession: December 1925). 

 


 

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