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Seychelles Rupee and Half Rupee  1939 to 1974
Seychelles Rupee and Half Rupee 1939 to 1974

Seychelles is a tiny island nation far out to sea in the Indian Ocean east of Tanzania, Africa. The island was a Crown Colony of Great Britain until 1976, so the reigning British monarch appears on their coinange during that time. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II are the two monarchs on coins from Seychelles.

The earlier coins date back to 1939 and they carry some numismatic (coin collector) value. Most all other coins from Seychelles are worth face value or small amounts. Recently Seychelles has minted commemorative coins in gold and silver. These coins are worth their weight in precious metal.

Wendy's coin is a half rupee dated 1969. This coin, and all half rupees and rupees dated after 1939 are minted in copper-nickel. Silver rupees and half rupees are the ones dated 1939 with King George's likeness.

Here is a run-down of approximate catalog values.

1/2 RUPEE DATED 1939 (0.094 troy ounces silver)
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $70

1/2 RUPEE 1940 to 1974 (no silver content)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $4
1/2 rupees dated 1966, 1967, and 1968 are somewhat more rare and are worth about five times these values
1/2 rupees dated 1969 are slightly more rare and are worth about twice these values

RUPEE DATED 1939 (0.187 troy ounces silver)
worn: $15 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $170

RUPEE 1940 to 1974 (no silver content)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $4
rupees dated 1967 and 1968 are slightly more rare and are worth about three times these values

Use our Terminology page to convert these inflated catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 12632 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Wendy, Mon, 01-Oct-2012 03:38:30 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 02-Oct-2012 12:33:30 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 18-Sep-2014 13:14:30 GMT
Requester description: 1969 The secon queen elizabeth seychelles half rupee 1969
Tags: seychelles rupee half ruppee rupees rupiye queen elizabeth queem queens elizabith elizabth elisabetha elizabeths elisabeth eliabeth elisabet elizabet elizebeth elizabeh elizibeth lizabeth scroll scrollwork scrolwork scolled scrolls escutcheon scrolled

  

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