Seychelles 1954 1/2 rupee
This specimen was lot 23217 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $493.50. The catalog description noted, "SEYCHELLES. 1/2 Rupee, 1954. NGC PROOF-64 CAMEO. Sharply struck with watery mirror fields and a light tinge of tone." This type was struck 1954, 1960, 1966-74. Only the 1969 is common in proof.
Recorded mintage: 72,000 + proofs.
Catalog reference: KM-12.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.