People are virtually fighting for gold after the central bank opened several special counters across the nation to sell Bahar-e Azadi coins to citizens.
TEHRAN(BullionStreet): Gold prices in sanctions hit Iran reached historic heights as each Azadi gold coin was sold at the price of 13.05 million rials at the free market here Sunday.
Analysts said Iranians still opt for gold as they have traditionally saved in the precious metal, especially in coin forms as it is easy to hide and easy to trade during trouble.
They added that many people in Tehran started to invest in gold coins as the value climbed almost 100 percent in two years. ...