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1 Rupee - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

1 Rupee - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse1 Rupee - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Mauritius
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1956-1978
Value 1 Rupee (1.00 MUR)
Currency Rupee (1877-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.7 g
Diameter 29.6 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 35,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 37
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Crowned portrait right

Lettering:
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
CT

Engraver: Cecil Thomas

Cecil Walter Thomas, OBE, FRBS, was a British sculptor and medallist. As a sculptor, he created many private memorials for display in churches and cemeteries and as a medallist was regularly commissioned by the Royal Mint.

Reverse

The coat of arms of Mauritius

Lettering:
· ·MAURITIUS· ·
19 78
K G
· ·ONE·RUPEE· ·

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Security edge (milled)

1 Rupee - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1956  1,000,000 0.65 1.71 1.71 19% KM#35.1
1956  0.18% KM#35.1 Proof
1964  200,000 2.17 4% KM#35.1
1971  600,000 0.50 1.09 1.56 37% KM#35.1
1971  750 0.7% KM#35.1 Proof
1971  0.9% KM#35.2 (error: without security edge)
1975  4,525,000 0.86 1.09 1.63 37% KM#35.1
1978  2,000,000 0.37 1.05 1.05 1.95 46% KM#35.1
1978  9,268 2.0% KM#35.1 Proof

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