5 Cents, Issued by Mauritius, 1917
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 1917 .
The 5 cents denomination had been struck for Mauritius between 1877 and 1897. It was re-introduced in 1917 when 600,000 were struck at the Royal Mint, London
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
29 mm (Outside Diameter), 9.923 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.