Proof 2 Cents, Issued by Mauritius, 1911
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, 2; around, MAURITIUS . TWO CENTS 1911 .
This coin forms part of a set of 1911 coins provided to the Melbourne Mint for their reference collection by the Royal Mint, London. Although the 2 cents is a proof strike the associated 1 cent is a working strike
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
23 mm (Outside Diameter), 4.68 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.