¼ Rupee - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

¼ Rupee - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse¼ Rupee - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Mauritius
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1968)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1960-1978
Value 1/4 Rupee (0.25 MUR)
Currency Rupee (1877-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.95 g
Diameter 19.0 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 36,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 35
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Crowned head 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

Clockwise: Crown, Lotus Flower, Flower-de-luce ( stylized lily), Tudor Rose.

Lettering:
* MAURITIUS *
K G
QUARTER·RUPEE·1971

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Reeded

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1960  1,000,000 0.59 0.95 1.06 16%
1960  0.4% Proof
1964  400,000 7%
1964  0.3% Proof
1965  400,000 1.00 7%
1970  400,000 1.19 1.61 6%
1971  540,000 0.59 0.65 0.84 36%
1971  750 0.5% Proof
1975  8,940,000 0.59 0.71 1.09 1.13 46%
1978  8,800,000 0.88 1.42 1.42 32%
1978  1.7% lower hole in "8" filled
1978  9,268 1.6% Proof

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