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Mauritius: 1970s proposal for new circulation coin designs

Started by <k>, March 20, 2011, 11:17:35 PM

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1 cent.  Tea plant.


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2 cents.  Fish: Etelis carbunculus.


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5 cents.  Sugar cane.


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10 cents.  Fresh water prawn: Macrobrachium rosenbergii.


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I am grateful to the Royal Mint Museum for providing scans of these old sketches. Now we know what they looked like, and they are very competent. It is a pity that they were never adopted. At this point, the designs of the coinage of Mauritius were not particularly interesting, since the 1, 2 and 5 cents showed only their denominations and none of the examples of plants or animals that were found on the coins of other African coins.

See also: Mauritius: from British colony to independence.
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Good that the designs have been found. They are very nice. It is a pity that they were never used. I wonder why.

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In general, reasons for not issuing coins include a new government (whether by election or by "revolution") and lack of money. In the case of the FAO coins, the approval of the FAO is an additional factor.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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A reminder of how the Mauritius coinage looked, around the time of these proposals.
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1 cent.  Tea plant.

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The FAO-themed images at the start of this topic were scans of scans.

The Royal Mint Museum has kindly now sent me images of Leslie Durbin's original FAO-themed sketches.
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2 cents.  Fish: Etelis carbunculus.


Image copyright of The Royal Mint Museum.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>



5 cents.  Sugar cane.


Image copyright of The Royal Mint Museum.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>



10 cents.  Fresh water prawn: Macrobrachium rosenbergii.


Image copyright of The Royal Mint Museum.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.