Friday, May 18, 2012

1982 Iran Rial

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Another one of those coins that is difficult to describe if you do not know the language. The one symbol besides the Arabic looking writing that most people can describe is a wreath. Search for "wreath and Arabic coin" a few years ago would have been pointless. These days I must say that searching for coins online has improved but still this particular coin is sparse in details and difficult to pinpoint.

  (A Rial) یک ریال  (Iran Republic)  اسلامی ايران   جمهوری

١٣۶١ 1 Rial 1361

The reason for lack of designs in these later Iran coins started with the Islamic movement taking a strong hold in Iran. Within the Islamic community the depiction of people and animals is forbidden since it is believed that only the Almighty should create life even in pictures. I guess plants do not count.

To clarify this is Persian not Arabic. Trust me as someone who knows some Iranians they are quick to correct you if you get it wrong. I guess that is like calling any English Irish or vice versa.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Rial / Iran
Year: 1361 = 1982
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.10 in Good

This one is a bit damaged on the edge but they are not rare so value would remain low even if undamaged.

Do you have any Iranian coins and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

1 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Man said...

Interesting post

Thanks, feel free to contribute more.