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 25 Mauritian rupee note front design features Sir Jean Etienne Moilin Ah-Chuen (1911 – 1991), was a Sino-Mauritian politician and businessman from Mauritius, who served as Minister from 1967 to 1976 and council in 1949. He was decorated by Pope John Paul II and knighted by Queen. The National Coat of Arms, Lady Justice, and a seal with the figure of the extinct Dodo bird. 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 a house in the Rodrigues Island, Rodrigues, an autonomous outer island of the Republic of Mauritius, a fisherman grabbing a fishing box, a sketch of the island, and a seal with the figure of the extinct Dodo bird. Both sides of the note present the denomination in the Tamil and English language. This note is part of the 2013 series, and its color is violet and brown on a multicolor underprint.
Text: Bank of Mauritius, this note is Legal Tender for Twenty Five Rupees, First Governor, Governor, Second Deputy Governor, Stella Clavisque Maris Indici, Sir Moilin Jean Ah – Chuen 1911 – 1911, Rodrigues, AD 1873, RS25, 2013.