Iran, 1991

The first cards in Iran appeared in April 1991, produced by the French company Solaic. The drawing depicted a telephone receiver, a dove and stylized flowers and was used for most of the subsequent cards, even with small graphic variations. The first issue, of which 50,000 copies were printed, is recognized for having the SO3 chip. In the same year, it was printed a red version of the same card, also with SO3 chip, which replaced the previous one. The facial value of both was 160 units and the cost of 8,000 Rials. Later, a green card was also provided: it was used for international calls and cost 40,000 Rials.