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Mauritius

 

5 Rupees, (1967)

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1955, age 29

Back: Montagne de Lion; Monument to the Dutch first landing (1598); sailing boat

 

Montagne de Lion

Montagne de Lion

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10 Rupees, (1967)

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1955, age 29

Back: Government House in Port Louis

The Government House, the most important building of the political life in Mauritius, was built by Mahé de Labourdonnais in 1740. The house used to be the residence of the Governor. Today it is the official center of government although parliamentary issues are debated in the modern Legislative Assembly Chamber behind it. In the courtyard is a statue of the British Queen Victoria.

 

Government House

Government House

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100 Rupees, (1986)

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Front: Government House in Port Louis

Back: Montagne du Rempart

 

Montagne du Rempart

Montagne du Rempart

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25 Rupees, 1998

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Front: Moilin Jean Ah-Chuen (1911-1991), businessman

Ah-Chuen was a well-known and respected member of the Mauritian business community. His family came from Guangdong, China. In 1931 he opened the ABC retail shop, which laid the foundation later for the ABC Group of Companies.

Ah-Chuen became the first Chinese member of the Legislative Council in 1949, and served as Minister of Local Government. For his valuable social contribution, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Back: Fisherman

 

50 Rupees, 1998

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Front: Joseph Maurice Paturau (1916-1944), French Mauritian World War II hero

Back: Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis

 

100 Rupees, 1999

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Front: Renganaden Seeneevassen (1910-1958), a Mauritian politician

Back: Supreme Court in Port Louis

 

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

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200 Rupees, 2010 (2011)

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Front: Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed (1906-1978), Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius 1967-1976

Back: Market street scene

Courtesy noteshobby

 

500 Rupees, 2010 (2011)

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Front: Sookdeo Bissoondoyal (1908-1977), one of the major leaders who fought for Mauritius' independence

Back: University of Mauritius

Courtesy noteshobby

 

University of Mauritius

University of Mauritius

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1000 Rupees, 2010 (2011)

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Front: Sir Charles Gaëtan Duval (1930-1996), a former deputy Mauritian prime minister

Back: State House, Port Louis

Courtesy noteshobby

 

25 Rupees, 2013 Polymer

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Front: Moilin Jean Ah-Chuen (1911-1991), businessman

Back: Dodo bird; Building facade

Courtesy Thomas Krause

 

50 Rupees, 2013 Polymer

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Front: Joseph Maurice Paturau (1916-1944), French Mauritian World War II hero

Back: Dodo bird; Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis

Courtesy Thomas Krause

 

500 Rupees, 2013 Polymer

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Front: Sookdeo Bissoondoyal (1908-1977), one of the major leaders who fought for Mauritius' independence

Back: University of Mauritius

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Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, was originally settled by the Dutch. The Dutch abandoned the island in 1710, and France claimed the island in 1715, named it Isle de France. Became a British colony in 1810, and attained independence in 1968. Mauritius is a member of the British Commonwealth. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Mauritius.

 

 

 

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