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1975 GOLD MAURITIUS 1000 RUPEE NGC MINT STATE 65 "FLYCATCHER" ONLY 1,966 MINTED

1975 GOLD MAURITIUS 1000 RUPEE NGC MINT STATE 65 "FLYCATCHER" ONLY 1,966 MINTED
1975 GOLD MAURITIUS 1000 RUPEE NGC MS63 FLYCATCHER 1,966 MINTED
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Price: $1,975.00
Country of Origin: Mauritius

REPUBLIC OF MAURITIUS (REPUBLIC SINCE 1992)

CONSERVATION COMMEMORATIVE - FLYCATCHER BIRD

1,000 GOLD RUPEES CERTIFIED BY NGC MINT STATE 65

ONLY 1,966 MINTED

 

OBV: PORTRAIT BUST OF ELIZABETH II RIGHT.

REV: MAURITIUS FLYCATCHER BIRD STANDING ON NEST; DENOMINATION BENEATH.

 

THE MASCARENE PARADISE FLYCATCHER (TERPSIPHONE BOURBONNENSIS) IS A SPECIES OF BIRD NATIVE TO THE MASCARENE ISLANDS OF MAURITIUS AND RÉUNION. THERE ARE TWO SUBSPECIES RECOGNIZED, THE RÉUNION PARADISE FLYCATCHER, FROM RÉUNION, AND TERPSIPHONE BOURBONNENSIS DESOLATA, FROM MAURITIUS.

THE MALE FLYCATCHER HAS A METALLIC BLUE HEAD WHILE THE FEMALE’S HEAD IS DOVE-GREY. THIS BIRD SPECIES FEEDS UPON INSECTS LIKE FLIES, GRASSHOPPERS AND BEETLES.

THERE WERE AN ESTIMATED 250 INDIVIDUALS ON MAURITIUS IN THE YEAR 2000.

KM# 42

CONTAINS 33.437 GRAMS OF .900 GOLD (.9676 OZ)

34 MM IN DIAMETER

 ONLY 1,966 MINTED

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