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Banknotes of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi era
Third issue of the Central bank - 1 9 6 9 / 1 9 7 2 

 

The last issues of the banknotes of the Shah mohammad Reza Pahlavi era. This issue was first published in 1973 and was reprinted for four series. The style of this issue was also used for the first issues of the islamic revolution in 1979. Each of the banknotes are described below:


20 Rials:
  Front:  Portrait of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the image of the bas reliefs of Persepolis.This banknote was without a water mark.
  Back:  Scene of the Amir kabir dam in Karaj.


50 Rials:
  Front:  Portrait of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his profile for the water mark image.
  Back:  Mausoleum of Cyrus the great in Pasaargaad.


100 Rials:
  Front:  Portrait of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his profile for the water mark image.
  Back:   Pahlavi Museum (Marmar Palace) in Tehran.


200 Rials:
  Front:  Portrait of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his profile for the water mark image.
  Back:  Shahyaad monument in Tehran.

In the first issues, a six pointed star was mentioned in the background and this was interpreted by some oppositions as a propaganda for the Israeli regime!  Thus, the government had to change it and in the next issue this was replaced with a 12 pointed star.

     On the other hand, the description of the image at the left bottom changed twice. In the first & second issues of this banknote, the name of the place was mentioned as " Meidaan-e- Shahyaad" or Shahyad (reminder of Shah) Square. But in the third issue (mid-13th series), the script was changed into " Shahyaad-e- Aryamehr " (Reminder of Shah , the sun of Arians) .

 


500 Rials:
  Front:  Portrait of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his profile for the water mark image.
  Back:  bas-relief image of the Marlik beaker, ~1000
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1000 Rials:
  Front:  Portrait of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his profile for the water mark image.
  Back:  Scene of the tomb of Hafez, the great Iranian poet, in Shiraz.



5000 Rials:
  Front:  Portrait of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his profile for the water mark image.
  Back:  Scene of the Golestan Palace in Tehran.


10000 Rials:
  Front:  Portrait of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his profile for the water mark image.
  Back:  A view from the building of the National parliament of Iran in Tehran.
(Not shown here)

 


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