Gold coin price rises at Iran’s free market
Azerbaijan, Baku, Mar.18/ Trend F.Milad
Each Bahar-e Azadi gold coin was sold at the price of 13.35 million rials at Iran's free market on Monday.
Each Bahar-e Azadi gold coin was presented at the price of 12.85 million rials on Sunday.
Bahar-e Azadi Coin is an Iranian limited circulation minted gold coin offered by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI).
US dollar was also sold at the price of 34,100 rials at the free market on Monday, while Euro was presented at the price of 45,000 rials.
Euro and US dollar were traded at the prices of 44,000 and 33,300 rials, respectively on Sunday.
The government has set the 28,500 rials price for the free market but the brokers refuse to trade dollar at the mentioned price.
Critics believe that Iranian government is not controlling the price of dollar at the free market on purpose.
They claim that the government wants to take advantage of selling dollar at the free market in order to compensate its lack of budget.
The government maintains an official reference rate of 12,260 rials to the dollar, but only a limited amount of foreign exchange is available at this rate.