Toman Gold Coin from Iran

25 Aug 2020  Tue

Iranian gold coins were denominated as Toman, copper, and silver were called dinar, the rial, or qiran respectively. During hammered coinage, gold toman coins were struck in denominations of 1?4, 1?2, 1, 2, and 10 women and later 1?5, 3, and 6 tomans. In milled coinage, denominations such as 1?5, 1?2, 1, 2, 5, 10, and 25 tomans were introduced. The last toman was minted in 1965 and thereafter it was ceased to be an official Iranian currency.

The Iranian toman was equal to Ten thousand units of Mongolian toman or tumen. One toman is equivalent to ten rials. Initially, the toman consisted of 10,000 dinars. From 1798 to 1825, the toman was also subdivided into eight rials, each of 1,250 dinars. In 1825, the qiran was introduced which was equal to 1,000 dinars or one-tenth of a toman.

Herewith, the coin features the portrait of Mozaffar ad-Din, ruler of Qajar dynasty.

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