This coin is one of the few gold coins that I own – it’s only 4 grams and just a little bigger than a US dime. It’s in uncirculated condition. I would grade it MS61 (and am probably on the conservative side).
The obverse shows a bust of the Shah, facing to the left. There’s Arabic writing from 9:00 to 3:00, and the date is at the bottom, from 7:00 to 5:00.
On the reverse, a wreath encloses a lion passant to the left. The lion holds a scimitar up in the air with its leaning paw and a crown hovers over the lion at 12:00.
Identification code: Iran KM-1161 / Y142 : Minted from AH1330-1353
Date: AH1353 = 1974
Mint Mark: n/a
Mintage: unknown (but probably moderately large). This was the last year of mintage, and one of only a few where mintage was not recorded. In previous years, mintages ran from 30,000 to 132,000
Country of origin: Iran
Composition: 90% Gold / 10% Copper
Size: 19 mm
Estimated Value: $188 with gold at ~$1564/oz