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Buy Islamic Gold Coins from The Gold Bullion Company

The Bahar Azadi gold coin is a relatively unknown coin in the west and is, therefore, a rare and interesting option for collectors.

This Islamic gold coin contains only 900.0 fine gold – a purity much lower than other popular investment coins from internationally renowned mints (such as The Royal Mint’s Britannia which has a purity of 999.9). However, the Bahar Azadi offers its own charms and is still an attractive option for investors.

Unfortunately, we don't currently have any 'Islamic Gold Coins' in stock - If you have gold or silver bullion bars or coins to sell, contact our buying team now on 01902 623 259.

Pre-owned Bahar Azadi coins are available to buy from The Gold Bullion Co. This coin weighs 8.13g and has a diameter of 22mm.

The history of the Bahar Azadi gold coin

Minted by the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Bahar Azadi gold coin was first issued in 1979 following the Iranian Revolution when it replaced the Pahlavi coin.

The name of the coin roughly translates to “The Spring of Freedom” and signifies the freedom from the monarchy that followed the revolution.

The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran was founded in 1960 and immediately renamed following the revolution (to comprise the existing name and add the Islamic Republic of Iran into its official title).

The currency in Iran is the Rial and it is issued in the form of banknotes and coins. The government in Iran is the sole authority with the right to issue currency.

The design of the Bahar Azadi gold coin

Depending on when they were minted (pre- or post-1989) these Islamic gold coins feature different designs.

Those minted before 1989 feature a geometric design on the reverse and a mosque on the front. You’ll also see ‘The Central bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran’ and ‘Bahar Azadi’ written in calligraphic script on the front.

For coins produced after 1989, the design was changed to memorialise Ruhollah Khomeini – an Iranian Shia Muslim, the leader of the Iranian Revolution and the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran – who died in June 1989. Following his death, the design on the front remained similar to that used previously, whilst the design on the reverse was changed completely to show Ruhollah Khomeini’s face.

Where to buy Islamic gold coins

Unlike many other investment and collectable coins, the Bahar Azadi isn’t readily available from many gold bullion distributors. It can be difficult to come across and it is this, along with its history, that makes it an alluring choice for many collectors.

You can buy Bahar Azadi gold coins from The Gold Bullion Co. today and have them delivered free of charge and fully insured in a secure package.

Please be aware that, due to their limited availability, these coins are offered as and when we have them and the designs they feature cannot be guaranteed. All Bahar Azadi coins sold by The Gold Bullion Co. are pre-owned.

If you wish to sell a Bahar Azadi coin to The Gold Bullion Co. please contact us today.

Buy Islamic gold coins from The Gold Bullion Company, a reputable and well-known UK-based family business.

Our outstanding customer service team - who have received a 99.6% positive rating in independent reviews from over 10,400 customers - backs every purchase with pre-sales advice and post purchase support. Every purchase features fully insured delivery and our unique buy-back guarantee.