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- Seychelles, Republic
- Rupee Seychelles
- of 270 sq. km
- English (state), French (state)
- SC (SYC) 690
Republic Seychelles Monetary unit is the rupee Seychelles equal to 100 cents and manufactured by Central bank of Seychelles.
In territory of Seychelles which were subject to the governor of island Mauritius, in XIX century token moneys in Indian and rupees Mauritius (India see , Mauritius ) addressed. With creation in the beginning of XX century of own colonial administration of Seychelles the local exchequer began to manufacture token moneys in the rupees which have received the name of the Seychelles.
In a cash turn-over there are denominations of denomination of 10, 25, 50, 100, 500 rupees. The international designation of rupee Seychelles looks like SCR .
On face side of a denomination in nominal value of 25 rupees (the size - 150 75 mm, primary colours - pink, dark blue and violet) is represented a flower and fish, on turnaround - a bird and a letter designation of nominal value of the note. For protection of authenticity of a denomination the watermark, a protective thread with the microtext, and also hidden and the combined plotting is used.
The Design of notes was not changed since 1998 and only in 2011 degree of their protection against a fake has been strengthened.
On all token moneys there are the arms of Seychelles representing a board on which the plotting of a turtle against a marine landscape and a sailing vessel is possessed, over a board the knightly top section and a white-tailed phaeton (bird) are represented, as chargers two fishes-sailing vessels act.
The Name "rupee" occurs from a Sanskrit word rupya that in transfer means the rapped out silver. Today monetary units of such states, as India, Indonesia, Maldives, Mauritius, Pakistan, Nepal, Seychelles and Sri Lanka are called as rupee.
It is updated 03.2012