Seychelles 1985 500 rupees

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Sincona sale 54, lot 1156
This specimen was lot 1156 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 325 CHF (about US$387 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"500 Rupees 1985. UNO. Dekade der Frau. Selten. Nur 500 Exemplare geprägt. Polierte Platte. FDC. (Seychelles, 500 rupees of 1985, for the UN Decade for Women. Rare. Only 500 pieces struck, Choice Proof.)"
We assume that insiders were the lucky recipients of this obscure commemorative.

Recorded mintage: 500 proofs.

Specification: 7.13 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 7.17 g.

Catalog reference: KM 62, Fr-5.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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