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Re: Mauritius: 1970s proposal for new circulation coin designs
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2019, 06:35:21 PM »

1 cent.  Tea plant.



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Re: Mauritius: 1970s proposal for new circulation coin designs
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2019, 06:37:02 PM »

2 cents.  Fish: Etelis carbunculus.



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Re: Mauritius: 1970s proposal for new circulation coin designs
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2019, 06:37:52 PM »

5 cents.  Sugar cane.



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Re: Mauritius: 1970s proposal for new circulation coin designs
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2019, 06:39:20 PM »

10 cents.  Fresh water prawn: Macrobrachium rosenbergii.



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Re: Mauritius: 1970s proposal for new circulation coin designs
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2019, 06:44:23 PM »
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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Re: Mauritius: 1970s proposal for new circulation coin designs
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2019, 06:53:35 PM »


Traveller's tree.




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Re: Mauritius: 1970s proposal for new circulation coin designs
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2019, 02:15:47 PM »
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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Re: Mauritius: 1970s proposal for new circulation coin designs
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2019, 12:29:48 PM »
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.

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Re: Mauritius: 1970s proposal for new circulation coin designs
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2019, 01:04:15 PM »


A reminder of how the Mauritius coinage looked, around the time of these proposals.

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Re: Mauritius: 1970s proposal for new circulation coin designs
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2019, 11:46:43 PM »


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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« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2019, 11:48:04 PM »


2 cents.  Fish: Etelis carbunculus.



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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2019, 11:49:07 PM »


5 cents.  Sugar cane.



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« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2019, 11:50:12 PM »


10 cents.  Fresh water prawn: Macrobrachium rosenbergii.



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