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Mauritius 1, 2, and 5 Cents  1877 to 1978
Mauritius 1, 2, and 5 Cents 1877 to 1978

The small island of Mauritius, 500 miles out to sea from the large island of Madagascar, off the southeastern coast of Africa, received its independence from the British Commonwealth in 1968. From 1877 to 1978, Mauritius issued coins with the reigning British monarch on one side, and the denomiation on the other side. The 1, 2, and 5 cent denominations are made of bronze. Other denominations such as 10, and 20 cents look similar, but are made of silver and copper-nickel. We address the bronze coins here.

Approximate catalog values for these coins are listed below. Be sure to use our Important Terminology page to properly interpret these values, as the term 'catalog value' is somewhat a weasel word in the realm of coin collecting.

1 CENT BEFORE 1925:
worn: $2 US dollars catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $3
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $60
1 cents dated 1878 are scarce and catalog at $13 average circulated, $145 fully uncirculated

1 CENT AFTER 1924: Low value, a few dollars when in good condition

2 CENTS BEFORE 1925:
worn: $2 US dollars catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $6
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $100
2 cents dated 1878 are scarce and catalog at $12 average circulated, $150 fully uncirculated

2 CENTS AFTER 1924: Low value, a few dollars when in good condition

5 CENTS BEFORE 1925:
worn: $5 US dollars catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $12
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $180
5 cents dated 1878 are scarce and catalog at $20 average circulated, $275 fully uncirculated

5 CENTS 1942 TO 1945:
worn: $2 US dollars catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $4
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $20

5 CENTS AFTER 1945: Low value, a few dollars when in good condition

Coin: 5347 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: spyda62, Sat, 28-Aug-2010 04:44:38 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Mon, 03-Dec-2012 23:46:05 GMT
Reviewed by Chris - Appraisal Updated, Thu, 20-Nov-2014 01:16:02 GMT
Requester description: 1877 Queen Victoria, a picture of her head. On otherside a number 2 with a circle around it. written is mauritius 1877 two cents
Tags: mauritius 1 2 5 cents cent peny pennys pennies penny queen victoria head number circle two queem queens victoriad viktoria victotia vicoria numbering circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed george elizabeth geroge stgeorge glorgivs georgius georgvs georgeivs georgious giorgi geroges geogius georg geogivs georgian geor gearge georgivis georgium georger georgia georgvis goerg georgevs georgivs elizabith elizabth elisabetha elizabeths elisabeth eliabeth elisabet elizabet elizebeth elizabeh elizibeth lizabeth crown tiara crowned crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera

Comments

If possible...can you please tell me the price of 1 cent of Mauritius year of 1897...Thanks

- Mr moin
Please see the '1 cent before 1925' paragraph above. - CoinQuest (Todd)

Can u tell me the price of a 3 cents of mauritius year 1781mahe de labourdonais - Vishal
Please CLICK HERE and describe your coin for us. Upload photos if you can - and we will be happy to help figure out what you've got. - CoinQuest (Todd)

  

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