IRAN Paper Money,
1890 - Present Issues

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Chief of State,
Supreme Leader:
علی حسینی خامنه‌ای
 Ali H.KHAMANEI
4.6.1989 >


Head of Government,
President:
حسن روحانی
  H.Hassan ROUHANI
3.8.2013 >


جمهوری اسلامی ایران
 - IRAN Banknotes, 1890 - Present Issues

جمهوری اسلامی ایران
Islamic Republic of Iran

Medes 728 BCE; Persia 550; PRT 1507-1622;  AFG 1722-29;  TUR 1725-29; GBR/RUS 1907-19;  IRN 1935; GBR/RUS occupation 25.8.1941-2.4.1946; IRN 1946; Islamic Rep.1.4.1979
IRN currency 1890 -1915; DEU Military currency 1916-17; IRN 1915 >
The first banknotes attributable to independent sovereign Iran were issued in 1890
PAGE CATALOG
NUMBERS
DENOMINATIONS DATES ISSUING AUTHORITY

مملكة فارس
Kingdom of Persia

7.1501 - 20.3.1935
A1 P.A1 - P.10 1 - 1,000 Tomans 1890-1923 Imperial Bank of Persia

مملكة فارس
Kingdom of Persia

GBR/RUS partition 31.8.1907 - 8.11.1917; GBR/RUS occupation 10.1.1915 - 8.8.1919
M1 P.M1 - P.M5 12 Kran 10 Shahi on 5 Mark - 250 Tomans on 1,000 Mark ND(1916-17)
[old dates
 1904-14 ]
Persian overprints on German
Treasury Notes

مملكة فارس
Kingdom of Persia

GBR/RUS end of occupation 8.8.1919
11 P.11 - P.17 1 - 100 Tomans 1924-32 Imperial Bank of Persia
17A P.17A - P.23 5 - 500 Rials
= 5 Pahlevis
AH1311-13
1932-34
Banque Nationale de l'Iran,
Bank Melli Iran

المملكة إيران
Kingdom of Iran

21.3.1935 named changed from Persia to Iran
24 P.24 - P.30 5 - 1,000 Rials AH1312-14
1933-35
Bank Melli Iran
31 P.31 - P.38C 5 - 10,000 Rials AH1315-17
1936-38
Bank Melli Iran
39 P.39 - P.46 5 - 1,000 Rials ND(1944) Bank Melli Iran
47 P.47 - P.53 10 - 1,000 Rials ND(1948-51) Bank Melli Iran
54 P.54 - P.58 10 - 200 Rials SH1330
1951
Bank Melli Iran
59 P.59 - P.67 10 - 100 Rials SH1332-33
1953-54
Bank Melli Iran
68 P.68 - P.70 10 - 200 Rials SH1337
1958
Bank Melli Iran
70A P.70A - P.70C 1,000 - 10,000 Rials SH1331
1952
Bank Melli Iran
Circulating Checks
71 P.71 - P.75 10 - 1,000 Rials SH1340-42
1961-62
Bank Markazi Iran
76 P.76 - P.83 20 - 500 Rials SH1342
1963-65
Bank Markazi Iran
84 P.84 - P.89A 20 - 5,000 Rials ND(1969-71) Bank Markazi Iran
90 P.90 - P.98 50 - 10,000 Rials ND(1971-73) Bank Markazi Iran
97 P.97  - P.108 50 - 10,000 Rials SH1350
ND(1974-79)
Bank Markazi Iran

جمهوری اسلامی ایران
Islamic Republic of Iran

Islamic Republic of Iran 1.4.1979
110 P.110 - P.116 20 - 5,000 Rials ND(1979-80) Bank Markazi Iran
117 P.117 - P.122 50 - 5,000 Rials ND(1979-80) Bank Markazi Iran
123 P.123 - P.126A 50 - 5,000 Rials ND(1979-80) Bank Markazi Iran,
Bank Melli Iran
127 P.127 - P.134 100 - 10,000 Rials ND(1981) Central Bank of the Islamic Republic
135 P.135 - P.139 100 - 5,000 Rials ND(1982-2002) Central Bank of the Islamic Republic
140 P.140 - P.145 2,000 - 50,000 Rials ND(1985-2007) Central Bank of the Islamic Republic
146 P.146 - P.159 5,000 - 100,000 Rials ND(2014-17) Central Bank of the Islamic Republic
Circulating Checks
Images Needed New * P.New * 5 - 100 Tomans * ? Central Bank of the Islamic Republic

Emergency Circulating Checks

901 P.901 - P.903 500,000 - 1,000,000 Rials ND(2008-18) Central Bank of the Islamic Republic

أذربيجان الإيرانية
İran-Azərbaycan
Iranian-Azerbaijan

12.12.1945 - 12.12.1946 National Autonomous State of Azerbaijan
S101 P.S101 - P.S106 5 Krans - 50 Tomans AH1324
1946
National Autonomous State of Azerbaijan

*
A recent proposal has been agreed by the Iranian parliament to drop four zeros, by replacing the rial with a new currency called the toman, the name of a previous Iranian currency.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CL1   We gratefully acknowledge collector CL1 for submitting images.


BEN   We gratefully acknowledge eBay Seller BENNOTES for providing images.

OY
  We gratefully acknowledge Ömer Yalcinkaya for providing images.


 
AB
  We gratefully acknowledge AB for providing  images.

PNC    We gratefully acknowledge the Paul Neumann Collection for these images.


LINKS
Understand IRAN, Rick Steeves
IRAN Central Bank Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran
CIA World Fact Book - Iran
IRAN & Middle East banknote site Middle East banknotes