Seychelles 1954 1/2 rupee

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 23217
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This specimen was lot 23217 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $493.50. The catalog description[1] 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.

Specification: copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM-12.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]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.

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