Proof 5 Cents, Issued by Mauritius, 1956
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Crowned bust of the queen facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; artist's initials, CT, incuse on bust truncation

Reverse Description

At centre within a bead circle, 5; around above, MAURITIUS; around below, FIVE CENTS 1956

Edge Description



First issue of the 5 cents denomination for Queen Elizabeth II, 201,000 working strikes were made. This is a Proof of Record strike supplied for the reference collection of the National Gallery of Victoria through the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint. The only other denomination struck in 1956 was the 1 rupee coin.

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