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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mauritius-A 1911 George the 5th 2 Cent Coin-Illustrated

Illustrated below is the obverse and reverse of a George the 5th 2 Cent Coin issued for Mauritius.An island off the East coast of Africa Mauritius was apparently not inhabited when the first discovered by Europeans. First a territory of France it was captured by the British during the Napoleonic Wars and ruled by them until 1968 when the island became independent.

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