Proof 1/4 Rupee, Issued by Mauritius, 1934
Minted by Royal Mint, London
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
A crown above a rose, lys and uncertain circular flower; around, MAURITIUS QUARTER RUPEE 1934
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.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
18 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.91 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.