Ban on Gold Coins with Ancient Persian Motifs

"Parsian" designs based on Achamenid symbols offend Islamic Republic


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Veiled Prophet of Khorasan


by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

The only other option is to support the MEK who have combat experience but I understand you and many Iranians do not support them and for good reason - I'm not saying you're wrong.

F*** the MEK I hate them with a passion. Don't go there or you will loose. There may be a solution for IRR but is will not be MKE. There are thse options for the MEK:

  • Dissolution and reintegration of rank and file into Iran or asylum.
  • Destruction by Iraqi military by the end of this year.
  • Being a pain and hated  forever by Iranian people.

The one viable option is the first. I want to see Maryam and Masoud Rajavi brought to court in Iran post IRI. In a real justice system with an honest judge aka Davar  NOT ghazi.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Re: lets use Mohammads pic

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


It will give children nightmares, How do you like to have your daughter thinking Moe wants to Sigheh her. No way Mo is not acceptable. I rather go for Curly or Larry even Shemp.


lets use Mohammads pic

by alx1711 on

let use Mohammad's pic riding a camel and if there is any space left on it why not squeeze couple of goats and a naked 9 yrs old just to please Islam and Mohammad..

Oon Yaroo

Coins with new motifs to be released by IRR before Moharam!

by Oon Yaroo on

New motifs will include Aftabeh, Ammameh, and Boshkeh!


Dear AO your off

by spatima on

Dear AO

Buying and selling gold coins is legal in Iran, the government does not hold a monopoloy on a single "gold currency". Yes, the government issues "bahare azadi" gold coins but those arent the only gold coins on the market.

you can walk into shiraz bazar and buy a khomini,motahari or any other gold coin that is not issued by the gov.

check this out:


p.s yes i know its press tv.

In hope of a Free,Democratic Independent and Secular Iran



by jmyt17 on

Maybe someone can help me to understand about the subject.Why is changing from coins to War and others subjects.I am Iranian and Proud to be Iranian. Questions is if Khamenei ugly face is there, they do the same things???? 


G. Rahmanian

Dear AO:

by G. Rahmanian on

I did listen carefully. However, in a country under the rule of Islamists where everything else is fake, it is funny for the regime to talk about anything being fake! Regime's lame argument is the similarity between the names of the banks and the coins' images of the symbols. After popularizing the term, "Taaghoot" whose image replaced the Shah's on gold coins. Aren't "fake" coins with Khomeini's image being made in the free market? Why not ban them, as well?


AO Jan

by Simorgh5555 on

I'll give the akhunds the benefit of the doubt but why if the coins were engraved with pictures of Mecca, Khomeini,  Imam Ali or the word Allah, then what would they be confiscated and melted? 


Amir Parvis Jan - This is not about trusting the West

by Simorgh5555 on

I do not trust Western governments anymore than you do but unless you are happy with the regime staying we do not have a menu of options. The Islamic Republic is not going to be removed other than by stealth force.

You are hoping for Kaveh the Blacksmith to come along and overthrow the mullahs and this will not happen. There will never be a peaceful transition or a bloodless coup to get rid of these people and any mass demonstation by people will be quashed with an iron first. I repeat:IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. You are not dealing with a rational regime or government like Gorbechev or the ex-Eastern bloc leaders who were not insane like Seyed Ali Khamenei and Ahmadinejad who believe in the coming of the Imam Zaman and even want war because this will expedite his arrival on earth. The mullahs in Iran are deranged psycopathic murderers who will not hesitate to screw Iran a thousand times over for the sake of Islam and their own skin. 

If you can show me an Iranian philanthropist or organisation who can provide a fleet of fighter jets, tanks and missiles then I will be happy to tell Obama and Netanyahu to stick their help. The only other option is to support the MEK who have combat experience but I understand you and many Iranians do not support them and for good reason - I'm not saying you're wrong.

The other option is to do what Reza Pahlavi says and engage in his nonsensical and impractical 'civil disobedience' claptrap - you must be death, dumb, blind or stipud (or all four) to believe that is ever going to work.

There is no other way. There is no perfect regime change but I for one do not want to miss the window of opportunity to sort out this evil regime. Either we take a risk or stop complaining and accept that we have lost our motherland forever. If you do not sort out this regime now - even if it is the false pretext of the Islamic Republic having 'nuclear bomb' then so be it. If you fail to do anything about it now then this regime will continue to kill at the rate of 8 per hour, rape, murder, torture, lay waste to its landscape, cut down forrests, pollute, destroy Iran's pre-Islamic heritage, enforce greater social restriction and further Islamitize the entire culture and legal code of Iran so that 'Persia' or the 'Achaemenids' will forever be gone. This is not an exaggeration.

Either do somethign about it or do not complain. You will never  find the perfect solution.

Deep down every single Iranian blogger on this site knows I am right even if you don't admit it to yourself.




Anonymous Observer

Hate to say it, BUT

by Anonymous Observer on

they are not banning the coins because of them bearing Persian icons.  If you listen to the report, it says that the central bank has a problem with them because they are round, identified as gold coins, and bear other similarities to the official gold coins, which are under the exclusive jurisdiction of the central bank.  They are not banning gold items with Persian symbols on them.  So, one can put Cyrus' image on a sqaure shaped piece of gold and still sell it.  

Not that the IR gives a shit about Iran's pre-Islam history, or that it is for it.  It's just that in this specific case, one has to be accurate.   


This is what i call Anti-persianism and yes its a racist act

by spatima on

this video is a great response to the following blog":


according to mr. asgharzade  our current problems have  to do with "persian nationalism". i guess what he really means to say is that we should stop speaking persian and adopt arabic as the official language.

 such shame




In hope of a Free, Independent, Democratic and Secular Iran


Dear Arj, excellent commnet...

by Bavafa on

I concur completely.

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 




by Arj on

IRI's attempts to wipe the pre-Islamic era of Iranian histroty off the social conciousness of Iranians is not only futile, but will also backfire. As did Shah's attempts of shoving it down people's throats!



by Tapesh on

we have been offended for 1400 years.

by on



I know what you wish Simorgh, I'm just trying to help you see

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

what folly it is to think the west wants what you want for Iran, they don't. Libya-what are you dreaming about? The entire Infrastructure is laid to waste and they are heading into an islamist govt lead by a minority of extremists from muslim brotherhood, organized by the usa/nato, thats what is happening on the ground now!


Amir Parviz Jan. It is too

by Simorgh5555 on

Amir Parviz Jan. It is too early to write off Libya and whilst I am not impressed by the action of Nato and the rebels the situation in Libya written off as a disaster which you make it out. The country is still in one piece and I have not seeen the plunder by Western governments which everybody said it will happen. Time will tell my friend.
I have said Israel must NOT focus on the nuclear facilities of the IR and instead focus on regime change, targeting the revolutionary guards, the parliament and all the paramilitary Basij. The objective MUST be regime change althiugh I am pleased to see matters coming to ahead and Israel will finally be pushed to do something after years of secretly supporting this regime. It cannot back away now.
Don't worry aboutmilitary action destroying Iran, the IR is doing a good job of it already as this video demonstrates. If the IR is not stopped further Islamification will take place until all remnants of Iranian civilisation before Islam is cast down and destroyed. VIOLENCE AGAINST THE IR IS ESSENTIAL. I want it to be deatroyed and Ahmadinrjad to be put on trial and have his brains spalttered against the wall with a Remington 870 shotgun.


Simorgh5555 Joon jooni, Military action by who? that means you

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

and I and no one with power wants us to save iran, they want to keep it backwards and with IRI in control, if they do military action it will not be to save Iran friend it will be to destroy Iran like LIbya and Iraq.  Read this very carefully, //

The wests secret is they are helping IRI crush iranians and to stay in power.  Why can't you get that? They wanted Shah out because he was serving Iran.


The problem

by BacheShirazi on




Oh but the problem is Persian nationalism, right? These Mullahs are actually  Persian nationalists, that is why they are doing all this. 


Islam and Iranian nationalism are polar opposites

by Simorgh5555 on

So what is more offensive? The Texan poster with the 'Cowboys and Iranians' theme or the Islamic Republic continuing what the Muslim invaders staryed 1,400 years ago which is the destruction of all traces of pre-Islamic Iranian civilisation. This goes to prove that the exhibition of the Cyrus cylinder in Iran was nothing but a publicity stunt for the IR. So when the IR says it is not building a nuclear bomb you can take it from me that they are lying.

Please support military action. Death to the Islamic Republic. Condemn it. Fight it. Deatroy it.


choghok, so true lol, if they betrayed Iran, they are put on

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

everything coins/money, if they actually served Iran they need to go into exile. Islamic Republic of Idiocy.


No totally correct

by choghok on

Well, the reason for rejecting the coins was that it was done outside the banking system. Of course I would not think that IRI would release anything with picture of someone that actually served Iran, but that is another topic.


I think they are very scared of the Shahname and Irans Deeply

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

Rooted culture and language.   I can understand why they want to ban "Now Rooz,"  New Day is a Celebration of the Monarchy of Iran, as explained in the Shah Name and I'm sure that is a little detail that doesn't quite fit with their current Islamic Republic of Idiocy. Going against the images on coins is a very islamic response also.

Enjoy your new country without the Shah. : )

G. Rahmanian

The Islamist Republic Of Mobsters!

by G. Rahmanian on

The mobsters in charge of the affairs of Iran, the cradle of the great Persian civilization, have failed, so far, to institutionalize their outmoded and reactionary ideology and will certainly fail in the future. This may also be one way of getting their filthy hands on people's gold coins. Just a thought!


Good News

by jmyt17 on

If we print STUIP KHAMENEI'S PICTURE, are we allow to sell or buy??????????????

How about another dirt drawing, what we shouldb to do.??

I need an answer Drity IRI>

Maryam Hojjat

VPOK, You are RIGHT on

by Maryam Hojjat on

the point.  I agree with you totally on your two comments.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

It is not

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


the matter of gold this is Islamic intolerance. Banning gold is one thing banning Iranian symbols is another. Islam is a frightened little brat seeing its own demise. In its fear it hastens its own demise.

They are running scared and try to ban anything that may be a threat. In response more people will oppose them. The other blog is showing how Iranians are becoming Christian. It is getting "anything but Islam". Because it is dead in Iran.

They may ban as they wish. But they are not going to gain people's hearts. The more they push the more resistance they get. After IRI goes there will be mass exodus from Islam in Iran. Go thank the Islamic idiotic dictatorship.



by hirre on

The more the rial looses its value, the more you will see of these parallell "currencies". Recent reports from Iran indicate it has become really hard to get any dollars in Iran.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Islamic Republic

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


gets offended by everything and is incompatible with civilization. The best solution for  it to do is to vanish off the world. And Take Islam with it! I am so sick of what offends Islam or Islamic Republic.

*** them all. It makes me want to plaster every wall with pictures making fun of Moe. As for me Islamic Republic offends me. I want to see the SOB s dragged into court and given their own medicine. Vile sick miserable things and their supporters.

Who were the idiots who chanted for Imam and still defend their revolution. *** the revolution and those who supported it. Are we going to hear an apology from them one of these days I doubt it. They will go on finding excuses for their miserable acts.

Tiger Lily

ey vAi ke tA key ke t-alla(h)

by Tiger Lily on

I suppose biting into gold coins is worse for one's teeth, than biting into goldleaf icecream, even if one kind pays for the other on the black market.