The Mauritian rupee is the official currency of Mauritius. In 1876, the first banknotes were introduced in denominations of 5, 10, and 50 rupees, followed by the 1 rupee in 1919, 25 and 10 cents in 1940, and 1000 rupees in 1954. After the Bank of Mauritius was established as responsible for banknotes and coins in 1967, the bank introduced a new notes series in denominations of 5, 10, 25, and 50 rupees. In 1985, the bank introduced an entirely new set of notes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 rupees. One year later, another new series was introduced with the addition of the note of 2000 rupees. Finally, in 1999, The Bank of Mauritius introduced the latest series in denominations of 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, and 2000. Rupees.
The 200 Mauritian rupee note front design features Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed (1906 –1978), a Mauritian Minister in Mauritius’s pre and post-independence cabinet. The National Coat of Arms and Lady Justice. The background presents a view of the Bank of Mauritius headquarters surrounded by a boucle d’oreille flowers frame, the country’s National Flower. The reverse of the note illustrates the traditional market in Port Louis city. Both sides of the note present the denomination in the Tamil and English language. This note is part of the 2010 – 2013 series, and its color is black green and deep green on a multicolor underprint.
Text: Bank of Mauritius, this note is Legal Tender for Two Hundred Rupees, First Governor, Governor, Second Deputy Governor, Stella Clavisque Maris Indici, Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed 1906 – 1978, RS200, 2013.