1897 Mauritius silver 10 cent

Julian G. writes: A Mauritius 10 cent coin dated 1897, Queen Victoria on the reverse, silver in colour and about 10mm in diameter. Could you please tell me the value of this coin. Many thanks.

You have a 1897 Mauritius silver 10 cent (100 cents=1 Rupee). Mauritius was a British possession but now a member of the British Commonwealth. The island is located in the Indian ocean, 805 kilometers east of what is now The Republic of Madagascar.

The coin shows a portrait of Queen Victoria facing left, VICTORIA QUEEN is around. The reverse shows MAURITIUS and 10 CENTS within a circular border. the number “10” is at center.

Value depends on condition (grade). Approximate range: US $1 – $75.