Gold coin sold at 868 million rials at Iran’s free market
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 24
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:
Each Bahar-e Azadi gold coin was sold at the price of 8.68 million rials at Iran's free market on Jan. 24, the Iranian Mehr News Agency reported on Jan. 24.
Each Bahar-e Azadi gold coin was presented at the price of 8.65 million rials on Jan. 23.
The Bahar-e Azadi Coin is an Iranian limited circulation minted gold coin offered by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI).
The U.S. dollar was also sold at the price of 29,350 rials at the free market on Jan. 24, while the euro was presented at the price of 40,000 rials.
The U.S. dollar and euro were traded at the prices of 29,200, and 39,600 rials on Jan. 23.
Iran's national currency, the rial, lost about 50 percent of its foreign exchange value in less than a week in October 2012, standing at 35,500 versus the dollar. It was close to 10,000 in early 2011.
The government has set the 28,500 rials price for the free market but the brokers refuse to trade dollars at the mentioned price.