Mauritius Money – The currency of Mauritius Island is the rupee and it has for code MUR. The abbreviation for rupee is RS or Rp. In the past Mauritius was using as currency Indian rupee, Mauritian dollar and sterling. The Mauritian rupee has been introduced in 1877. Seychelles Island has been using Mauritian rupee until 1914, year during which they replaced it by the Seychelles rupee. The banknotes of Mauritius are issued by the Bank of Mauritius. In 1967 were issued the first Mauritian banknotes with four notes: Rs50, Rs25, Rs10 and Rs5. Between 1967 and 1985 the Bank of Mauritius made four issues. There was a 5th issue in 1985 with more banknotes which were as followed: Rs1000, Rs500, Rs200, Rs100, Rs50, Rs20, Rs10 and Rs5. These bank notes were kept until 1998, year in which a sixth issue was made and in 1999 the seventh and last issue was made.
Nowadays the bank notes of Mauritius are as followed: Rs2000, Rs1000, Rs500, Rs200, Rs100, Rs50 and Rs25.
On the one thousand rupee banknote you can see as portrait Sir Gaetan Duval and as vignette the State House.
On the five hundred rupee banknote, Mr Sookdeo Bissoondoyal is shown as portrait and The University of Mauritius as vignette.
Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed is as portrait on the two hundred rupee banknote and as vignette a Mauritian Market.
Mr Renganaden Seeneevassen and the Court House are respectively as portrait and vignette on the one hundred rupee bank note.
The two thousand rupee banknote has as portrait Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam and a bull and sugarcane cart as vignette.
Mr Joseph Maurice Paturau is as portrait on the fifty rupee banknote and as vignette Le Caudan.
As portrait on the twenty five rupee banknote is Sir Moilin Jean Ah-Chuen and Rodrigues as vignette.