And so scarce dollars have seen their value rise sharply against the rial.
And it is rising fast: 100, 200, and 500 rial notes are now pretty much useless, Hanke reports.
The rial traded at 12,000 to the dollar at the beginning of 2010.
The recent currency collapse -- the rial has lost 30% of its value since the summer -- implies further price surges.
The Iranian currency has collapsed: Over the past six months, the rial has lost half its value against the U.S. dollar.
In fine, the Indian prefers the rial of a Chinese to the dollar of a Spaniard.
The wages of a day labourer are from five to six dollars a month, besides his food, which may be worth a rial a day more.
The accomplishment of rial navigation, then, is within reach; its practicability can no longer be denied.
The weight of the atmosphere is neither increased nor diminished by the rial tides.
At the same time the rial of Mary brought sixty-three pounds, and the rial of Elizabeth twenty-one pounds ten shillings.