Wednesday, July 22, 2015

2012 Mauritius 5 Cents

First coin from Mauritius found in my change. African coins are the most difficult to find since there are so many countries and travel is low at least for Americans. Mauritius is a tropical Island that Europeans frequent which is probably how I got this coin.

One side says MAURITIUS FIVE CENTS 2012 in the center is a big 5. The other side says DR THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR SEEWOOSAGUR RAMGOOLAM KT and a portrait of the man himself is at the center. He was a leader of Mauritius and did all that he could to make the nation independent. The coin is copper plated steel and although no exact mintage figures are known it is believed to be common.

Mauritius is an island nation between Africa, Australia and India. The have a large Indian population and see tourist from all over but mainly Europe. They have monkeys that are exported to the U.S. for experimentation but because of its location is not a top destination spot for Americans.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / Mauritius
Year: 2012
Mintage: Not yet known.
Metal: Copper-Plated Steel
Value: $0.10 in XF

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