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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse 5 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Mauritius
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1956-1978
Value 5 Cents (0.05 MUR)
Composition Bronze
Weight 9.7 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Thickness 2.0 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 34, Schön# 33
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Crowned head right.

Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

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

Value within beaded circle.

Lettering:
*MAURITIUS*
5
FIVE·CENTS·1969

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1956  201,000
1956  Proof
1957  203,000
1957  Proof
1959  801,000
1959  Proof
1960  400,000 1.03
1960  Proof
1963  200,000
1963  Proof
1964  600,000
1964  Proof
1965  200,000
1966  200,000
1967  200,000
1969  500,000 1.12 1.66
1970  800,000 1.11
1971  500,000 0.48
1971  750 Proof
1975  3,700,000 0.97
1978  8,000,000 1.37 1.11 1.33
1978  9,268 Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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