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Coins of Shah Reza Pahlavi era
Third series - 1 9 3 1

In March 1929, the national council of Iran changed the currency unit of the country from Dinar into Rial.  Each Rial was equal to 1000 former Dinars and 100 new Dinars. So on the third issue of the Pahlavi coins, Rial is mentioned ( 1 Rial = 1000 Qajari Dinars = 100 New Dinars). The Pahlavi Unit for  gold coins were kept unchanged. The style of the coins changes from this issue and the same style is used till the revolution of 1979. Therefore the coins are not similar to the Qajarian style anymore. Also the lion & sun gains some changes: The sun beams are more arranged, the femine face of the sun is completely removed , and there are also some minor differences in the face of the lion and the curve of the sword.

Mintage of Reza Shahi coins in this style continues  till 1941 so they are not considered as antiques. Only uncirculated coins that are minted in 1940 & 1941are nearly more valuable.



 2 & 5 Rials

Left: Reverse & obverse of a silver 2 Rials coin minted in 1314/1935. Note the Pahlavi crown that is a bit different from the previous issue.

Right: Reverse & Obverse of a silver 5 Rials coin minted in 1310/1931.

Scripts of the Reverse:  ' Reza Shah-e Pahlavi shahanshah-e Iran ' (Shah Reza Pahlavi the king of kings of Iran).


Rial

Left: Obverse, emblem of the lion & sun, half Rial in Persian.

Right: Reverse, Half Rial, Scripts:  ' Reza Shah-e Pahlavi shahanshah-e Iran ' (Shah Reza Pahlavi the king of kings of Iran). Date: 1312 (1933).


5 & 25  Dinars

Left: Reverse & obverse of a silver 5 Dinars coin minted in 1310/1931. The style of these coins are unique and was not used in the next commming issues.

Right: Reverse & Obverse of a silver 25 Dinars coin minted in 1310/1931.


1 & 10  Dinars

Left: Reverse & obverse of a copper 1 Dinars coin minted in 1310/1931. Pahlavi crown is only on obverse.

Right: Reverse & Obverse of a copper 10 Dinars coin minted in 1312/1933. Note the Pahlavi crown on both sides.


Half Pahlavi

A half Pahlavi gold coin from the definite series of Reza shahi coins.

Right: Obverse, with the emblem of the Lion & sun. Date: 1310 (1931).

Left:  Reverse, profile of Shah Reza Pahlavi with his famous Pahlavi helmet. Script: ' Reza Shah-e Pahlavi shahanshah-e Iran ' (Shah Reza Pahlavi the king of kings of Iran). 

 


 

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