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The Kian Collection - Part 1

IRAN Nasir al-Din Shah, 1264-1313 AH (1848-1896)

Lot 1006

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Starting price 60,000 CHF
Result 115,000 CHF

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Description

Nasir al-Din Shah, 1264-1313 AH (1848-1896). 25 Tomans 1313 AH (1895/1896 AD), Tehran Mint. 71.70 g. On the 50th Anniversary of his Reign. KM 953. Fr. -. Of the highest rarity, probably the only known specimen. NGC MS61.

From the Kian collection, auction SINCONA 49, October 2018, lot 350.
Bought from Glendining, London, 1988.

Finest certified by NGC.

In 1313 AH (1896), preparations were being made to celebrate the 50th Year of Naser al-Din Shah's reign when suddenly the assassin Mirza Reza Kermani, taking advantage of the Shah's custom of receiving petitions in person, fired at close range and killed him. The 25 Tomans coins intended for distribution were recalled and melted. This is the only known example and is believed to be unique.

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