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How much are Mauritius banknotes worth?
Mauritius Banknote Values
|Years: 1838 to 1954|
|Type: Mauritius Banknote|
|Denominations: Shillings, Pound, Rupees, Dollar, Cents|
This guide covers Mauritius banknotes printed up to 1954, anything dated past 1954 do not have collector value. If you have a Mauritius bill dated past 1954, we are not interested and you should not waste your time trying to sell it.
Remember, many local coin and pawn shops either have no idea what your paper money is worth, or they’re trying to rip you off. Contact a reputable paper money expert if you want the most money for your rare bill.
How much is my Mauritius banknote worth?
The short answer is: it depends. Most banknotes from Mauritius will be worth at least $50. We’ve paid over $2,500 for a single Mauritius banknote in the past, so it is possible to find something very rare.
Value depends on a few factors:
- Serial numbers
This is an area most can understand quickly. Many times, paper money we buy is in poor condition due to how it was stored. Environmental damage is a very real thing, especially in warmer, more damp, climates. Condition is arguably one of the most important factors when determining condition. However, if there were too many of a particular banknote printed, it doesn’t matter if the banknote is litearlly in perfect condition.
Simple economics will teach you about Supply and Demand, and how important it is to determining the value of something in a given marketplace. Banknotes from Mauritius were printed in very small runs, making them incredibly challenging to come by. This in combination with a strong collector base equates to higher prices.
Mauritius has some of the fewest printed banknotes, and some of the highest demand when it comes to rare paper money bills. If you’re looking to sell your paper money, you’ve come to the right place.
It doesn’t matter how rare or scarce something is: if you don’t have demand for the item, nobody will buy it. I’ve owned some of the scracist banknotes in existance, however, because not many people know or care of their existance, they’re relatively worthless.
For banknotes from Mauritius, however, that is not the case. These bills are oftentimes quickly consumed by the marketplace whenever one hits the market. We personally love collecting this type of banknote because of how rare they are and honestly we never really see them now days.
Serial Numbers is one of those interesting things that many people overlook. Depending on which serial number was printed on the bill can help determine the value of the bill. The “cooler” the serial number is, the higher liklihood you have of scoring something really worth yor time. For example, if you have a Serial Number 681356 vs. a Serial Number 1 note, the latter will always be more valuable, regardless of condition. If you’re unsure about the scarcity of your serial number, we wrote a whole in-depth guide here.