More Iranian Gold Medals at Heritage
In looking through my pile of upcoming auction catalogs, I noticed that the Heritage World Coin Auction scheduled for May 28-29 at Long Beach is also offering a wide selection of Iranian gold coins, plus several gold medals.
Included is a nice 1960 issue which features conjoined busts of Mohamed Reza and Farah. This piece is struck to the weight of a 5 Pahlavi and is considered rare struck in gold. The pre-auction estimate range for this piece is $1,250 to $1,750.
Also present in this sale are several gold medals from 1976 including issues from Bank Melli and the 50th Anniversary of Pahlavi rule in Iran. The one illustrated below displays conjoined busts of Mohamed Reza and his father Reza Shah, along with the Bank Melli building on the reverse. Pre-auction estimate on this piece falls in a range from $1,000 to $1,500.