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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

 

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

 

University of Mauritius

University of Mauritius

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1000 Rupees, 2010 (2011)

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

Back: State House, Port Louis

 

200, 500 and 1000 Rupee scans courtesy Wacharin Tanothe

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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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