Dīnār: coin from Imperial State of Iran (Pahlavi Iran)


50 dīnār, 1926: Imperial State of Iran

50 dīnār, 1926: Imperial State of Iran

The Imperial State of Iran (Persian "کشور شاهنشاهی ایران") or Imperial State of Persia — the official name of the Iranian state under the rule of the Pahlavi dynasty (1925-1979).

AH 1305 (AH: Latin "Anno Hegirae" — "the year of the Hijra"; Islamic calendar) = 1926 (Gregorian calendar).

Ruler: Reza Shah Pahlavi (Persian "رضا شاه پهلوی") — an Iranian military officer, politician and first shah of the House of Pahlavi of the Imperial State of Iran. He reigned from 1925 until 1941. Reza Shah is regarded as the founder of modern Iran (he introduced many social, economic, and political reforms, ultimately laying the foundation of the modern Iranian state).

Interestingly, it was Reza Shah who insisted that Persia be called Iran (the land of the Aryans) in the West since 1935. Until the proclamation of the Republic in 1979 in his honor a gold coin pahlavī regularly was issued.

رایج مملکت ایران: common in the state Iran.

۵۰ دینار: five (5) dīnār.

The legend is inside a circle surrounded by a wreath and with a crown above.

۱۳۰۵: 1305.

Coat of arms of Persia since 1925 (1935-1979 — Iran): a lion with a saber on the background of the rising sun; Pahlavi Crown — the coronation crown used during the Pahlavi dynasty (1925-1979).

Mintage: 11.000.000.

  • Copper-nickel: 19 mm - 2.9 g
  • Reference price: 10$

COIN DĪNĀR — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. IRAN — Qajar Iran + Pahlavi Iran + Islamic Republic of Iran (19th century-...): dīnār = 1/100 rial (before 1932 — 1/1000 qiran)

DĪNĀR (دینار) as coin name is a variety, type or, more precisely, just another spelling of the name of the main monetary denomination — dinar.
The dīnār coin is purely Iranian (until 1935, Iran was called Persia in Western sources). The characters "ī" and "ā" are taken from the Romanized Persian language.
Many English-language numismatic sources call this coin simply — dinar. However, in such cases, I single out individual names of coins to emphasize national features. In this particular situation, I consider dinar and dīnār separately.