• 1971 Mauritius Gold Proof 200 Rupee Coin - Independence reverse
  • 1971 Mauritius Gold Proof 200 Rupee Coin - Independence obverse
  • 1971 Mauritius Gold Proof 200 Rupee Coin - Independence reverse
  • 1971 Mauritius Gold Proof 200 Rupee Coin - Independence obverse
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1971 Mauritius Gold Proof 200 Rupee Coin - Independence

1971 Mauritius Gold Proof 200 Rupee Coin.

This gold coin was issued to commemorate the independence of Mauritius from British colonial rule in 1968.

The coin is struck to a proof finish in 22 carat gold and contains 0.4587 troy ounces of the precious metal. Just 750 of these coins were minted, making them an interesting addition to any world coin collection.


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British Mauritius

Discovered by the Portuguese in 1505, Mauritius was subsequently held by the Dutch, French, and British before independence was attained in 1968. It has one of Africa's highest per capita incomes.

Mauritius was formerly part of Isles de France et de Bourbon under French rule. Mauritius passed to British rule in 1814 and became independent in 1968.

Gold Coins from Mauritius

Although there were British coins struck for Mauritius as early as 1822, these were undated, and had their legends (inscriptions) in French.

The first modern gold coinage was issued in 1971.


The edge is reeded.


The obverse features the Cecil Thomas portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The lettering reads:



The reverse shows a couple sitting down together in a forest.

· 200 RUPEES ·


Diameter27.78 mm
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.459
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure750
Obverse DesignerCecil Thomas
Reverse DesignerChristopher Ironside
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

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  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

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