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Coin - 5 Cents, Mauritius, 1945 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 29710

5 Cents, Issued by Mauritius, 1945
Minted by Pretoria Mint, South Africa
Statement Of Significance:
During World War II the Pretoria Mint struck coins for Mauritius using master tools supplied by the Royal Mint, London
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1994
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.81 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: world war ii 1939-1945, british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Percy Metcalfe, Coin Designer, (1895-1970), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Mauritius
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1945 AD
Denomination: 5 Cents
Obverse Description: Crowned head of the king facing left; around, GEORGE vi KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA; artist's initials, PM, below neck
Reverse Description: At centre within a circle of beads, 5; around above, MAURITIUS; around below, FIVE CENTS - 1945; the mint mark, SA, below central numeral
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Mauritius, 1945

Donor: Sharples, 1994
Mint: Pretoria (Mint), South Africa, 1945
Artist: Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1937
References: KM#20
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009, 1421 Pages

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