5 Cents, Issued by Mauritius, 1922
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Crowned and draped bust of the King facing left, the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collar of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Badge of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA; on bust truncation, the artist's initials, BM
At centre within a circle of beads, 5; around, MAURITIUS . FIVE CENTS 1922 .
This coin forms part of a 1922 set of bronze coins supplied to the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint for their reference collection by the RoyalMint, London. There are die polishing marks on the coins suggesting a specimen set, the rims are not up to Royal Mint proof standards of that era.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
29 mm (Outside Diameter), 9.906 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.