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Rupee Mauritius

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  • Mauritius, Republic
  • Rupee Mauritius
  • Port Louis
  • of 1 860 sq. km
  • English (state), French, a Hindi, etc.
  • MU (MUS) 480

Republic Mauritius Monetary unit is the rupee Mauritius making 100 cents and manufactured by Bank of Mauritius.

To 1878 in territory of Mauritius the Indian rupee addressed. About 1934 the exchequer of Mauritius began to manufacture tickets and a token coin in rupees Mauritius which addressed along with the Indian token moneys.

In a cash turn-over there are denominations of denomination in 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 rupees. An official international designation of the this native currency is the combination of letters MUR (in the country - Rs ).

the Flag Mauritius the Map Mauritius
the Arms Mauritius

The native currency Name combines Mauritius with such former British colonial possession, as India and Pakistan where in a turn-over are Indian and rupee Pakistan accordingly.

The Face side of a denomination in nominal value of 25 rupees (the size - 135 x 66 mm, dominating colours - dark brown, light green and light brown) is decorated by a portrait of sir Moilin Jean Ah-chuena, on the back of the this note the plotting of the fisherman and a building constructed in 1873 are possessed

For protection of authenticity of the this note the watermark which is looking like a fossil bird a dodo, a protective thread on which on all length the microtext puts a retried inscription BANK OF MAURITIUS, and the diving metallized protective thread crossing the note are used. Denominations of other nominal values also are mainly coloured in dark brown, light green and light brown colours.

Some sources assert that the rupee Mauritius is equal not to 100 cents, and 100 sous that testifies to certain communication of Mauritius with France as "sou" carries the name or an ancient French coin, or the French token coin equal to 5 centimes (1/100 francs).

Since 2001 the Bank of Mauritius manufactures the updated series of notes in nominal value 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 2000 rupees.

Face side of 50 rupees of Mauritius
the Back of 50 rupees of Mauritius

On face side of the note of 200 rupees Mauritius of issue of 2011 the portrait of sir A.R.Mohameda, the main minister, the father of the modern state Mauritius is on the left side possessed, in the left bottom angle the country arms, in the center facades of buildings, in the right bottom angle - Justice with scales are represented. A serial number on the note - with subsequent figures increasing on the size. On the back denominations - the street market. A watermark - a head of a bird a dodo. The size of the note - 150 x 72 mm.

Face side of 200 rupees of Mauritius (2011)
the Back of 200 rupees of Mauritius (2011)

It is updated 03.2012

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