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Proof Coin - 1/4 Rupee, Mauritius, 1934 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14170

Summary:
Proof 1/4 Rupee, Issued by Mauritius, 1934
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
This new silver coinage was authorised by the Mauritian Coinage Ordinance, 1934 which ended the use of the Indian Rupee on the island and authorised a Mauritian Rupee from 22 September 1934. Up to that time Mauritian coins were only issued as fractions of the Indian Rupee.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 18 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.910 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Mauritius
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
DateEra: 1934 AD
Denomination: 1/4 Rupee
Obverse Description: Crowned and draped bust of the King facing left and extending to the rim of the coin, the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State and the Badge of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Reverse Description: A crown above a rose, lys and uncertain circular flower; around, MAURITIUS QUARTER RUPEE 1934
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Mauritius, 1934
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1934
References: KM#15
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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