Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price continues to rise
BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 17
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
The new edition of Iran's Bahar Azadi gold coin was sold for 109.3 million rials (about $2,602) on August 17, Trend reports citing IRNA.
As reported, on August 16, the coin was sold for 105 million rials (about $2,500).
The previous edition of the coin was sold for 105.5 million rials (about $2,511) on August 17.
The other versions of the new Bahar Azadi gold coin (different in weight and with pure gold content) include 1/4 Bahar Azadi gold coins and 1/2 Bahar Azadi gold coins. The 1/2 coin is worth 53.5 million rials (about $1,273), while the 1/4 coin is sold for 30.5 million rials (about $726).
The price of one gram of 18-karat gold stood at 10.69 million rials (about $254) on August 17.
The coins appeared in Iran following the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The Central Bank of Iran issued the coins, putting them up for wholesale and retail sales.
The old gold coins were minted from 1979 to 1991, after which the bank released new ones, which have been minted ever since.