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Kestrel on Obverse of 1975 Mauritius Conservation 50 Rupees
Kestrel on Obverse of 1975 Mauritius Conservation 50 Rupees


Reverse of 1981 Mauritius Silver Proof Crown
Reverse of 1981 Mauritius Silver Proof Crown
Obverse of 1981 Mauritius Silver Proof Crown
Obverse of 1981 Mauritius 10 Rupees Silver Proof Crown

Dodo on Reverse of 1971 Mauritius Silver Proof 10 Rupees
Dodo on Reverse of 1971 Mauritius 10 Rupees Silver Proof

Obverse of 1971 Mauritius Silver Proof 10 Rupees
Obverse of 1971 Mauritius 10 Rupees Silver Proof

Discovered by the Portuguese in 1505, Mauritius was subsequently held by the Dutch, French, and British before independence was attained in 1968. It has one of Africa's highest per capita incomes.
Mauritius was formerly part of Isles de France et de Bourbon under French rule. Mauritius passed to British rule in 1814 and became independent in 1968. Its first coins under British rule were issued in 1822 but undated. We show a silver proof 10 rupees of 1981.

Coin Specifications
10 Rupees38.6128.280.8410Silver Proof
25 Rupees38.6128.280.8410Silver Proof
50 Rupees4235.00001.0409Silver Proof
500 Rupees 17.02500.5000Gold
1,000 Rupees 34.05001.0000Gold

Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
AMW = Actual Metal Weight in troy ounces of pure gold or silver.

Mauritius Coins For Sale
DateDenominationDescriptionMintageGradeAvailabilityPrice £Price $Price €
197425 RupeesConservation (WWF + IUCNNR)* Silver Proof, Blue Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio Manlius*)9,869about FDCYes£20$40€30
197450 RupeesConservation (WWF + IUCNNR)* Silver Proof, Mauritius Kestrel9,869about FDCYes£25$50€37
197725 RupeesQueen's Silver Jubilee Silver Proof Crown in Box25,000about FDCYes£20$40€30
198110 RupeesRoyal Wedding of Charles & Diana30,000*Silver ProofYes£20$40€37
199725 RupeesGolden Wedding of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip30,000Silver ProofNo£25$50€37

Mintage = Quantity issued, where known, otherwise issue limit.
30,000* = Issue limit stated as 30,000 pieces, but Krause state 2,090 pieces as the mintage.
Papilio Manlius* = Krause incorrectly states this to be Papilio Manilus*

Mauritius Coin Sets For Sale
DateCoins in SetDescriptionMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $Price €
19719Proof Set750Yes£395$799€595
19876Proof Set2,500Yes£35$55€42

Gold Coins of Mauritius
Including photographs of the Independence proof 200 rupees.

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