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50 Rials, (1951)

50 rials (1951) front
50 rials (1951) back

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Front: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: Palace of Darius-Perspolis ruins in Shiraz

 

Palace of Darius

Palace of Darius

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10 Rials, (1954)

10 rials (1954) front
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Front: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: Tomb of Ibn Sina in Hamadan

 

Tomb of Ibn Sina

Tomb of Ibn Sina

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20 Rials, (1954)

20 rials (1954) front
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Front: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: Bank Melli in Tehran

 

Bank Melli

Bank Melli

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100 Rials, (1954)

100 rials (1954) front
100 rials (1954) back

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Front: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: Oil refinery in Abadan

 

10 Rials, (1961)

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Front: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: Amir Kabir Dam near Karaj

 

Amir Kabir Dam

Amir Kabir Dam

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20 Rials, (1961)

20 rials (1961) front
20 rials 1961 back

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Front: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: Statue of Shah and Ramsar Grand Hotel

 

Ramsar Grand Hotel

Ramsar Hotel

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50 Rials, (1962)

50 rials (1962) front
50 rials (1962) back

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Front: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: Koohrang Dam and tunnel

 

20 Rials, (1969)

20 rials (1969) front
20 rials (1969) back

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Front: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: Persian hunters on horseback

 

100 Rials, (1971-73)

100 rials (1971-73) front
100 rials (1971-73) back

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Front: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: Oil refinery in Abadan

 

200 Rials, (1971-73)

200 rials (1971-73) front
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Front: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: Railroad bridge

 

50 Rials, (1971)
Commemorates 2,500th Anniversary of Persian Empire

50 rials (1971) front

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Front: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: Shah Pahlavi giving land deeds to villager

 

100 Rials, (1971)
Commemorates 2,500th Anniversary of Persian Empire

100 rials (1971) front
100 rials (1971) front

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Front: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: 3 vignettes labeled: HEALTH, AGRICULTURE and EDUCATION

 

20 Rials, (1974-79)

20 rials (1974-79) front
20 rials (1974-79) back

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Front: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: Amir Kabir Dam near Karaj

 

Amir Kabir Dam

Amir Kabir Dam

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200 Rials, (1974-79)

200 rials (1974-79) front
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Front: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: Shahyad Tower, now called Azadi or Freedom Tower, in Tehran

 

Shahyad Tower

Shahyad Tower

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Built in 1971 in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, this "Gateway into Iran" was named the Shahyad Tower, meaning "Kings' Memorial", but was dubbed Azadi (Freedom) after the Iranian Revolution of 1979. It is 50 meters (164 ft) tall and completely clad in cut marble.

 

100 Rials, (1976)
Commemorates 50th Anniversary Founding of the Pahlavi Dynasty

100 rials (1976) front
100 rials (1976) back

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Front: Old Bank Melli building in Tehran; Reza Pahlavi (1877-1944), Shah of Iran 1925-1941 and Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran 1941-1979

Back: 50th anniversary design consisting of 50 suns surounding Pahlavi Crown

 

Old Bank Melli building

Old Bank Melli building

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Iran, located between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf in southwestern Asia, was Kingdom of Persia until 1931 when it was renamed the Kingdom of Iran. Became an Islamic Republic in 1979. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Iran.

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