Coins from French Indochina

French Indochina was a French colonial possession in South-Eastern Asia. It was first settled by the French in 1858 and 1862. In 1879 and 1884 wars were fought against the Annamese and Chinese Empires for hegemony in the local area. In 1893, a war with Siam enlarged the territory with the addition of Laos, and by 1913 the region spanned the current area of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Following the fall of France in the summer of 1940, Japan was allowed to occupy the now-Vichy administered territory, annexing it formally towards the end of the war, when the Japanese withdrew following their surrender in September 1945. Local unrest sparked rebellions against French colonial rule, and the First Indochina War between the French and locals resulted in France decolonizing the region following the defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954.
Wikidata: Q185682

See also: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Tonkin, French Cochinchina, Empire of Vietnam

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Piastre (1880-1952)

5 Sapeques = 1 Cent • 100 Cents = 1 Piastre

2 Sapèque (Essai)
1887

Pattern
Copper-nickel • 2.01 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# E1, N# 21090
Available for swap 2 Sapèque
1887-1902

Bronze • 2.01 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 6, N# 11331
2 Sapèque (Essai)
1898

Pattern
(White metal) • 2.01 g • ⌀ 20 mm
Lec# 13a, N# 142282
2 Sapèque (Essai)
1904

Pattern
Zinc • 2.04 g • ⌀ 25 mm
Lec# 20, N# 121260
Available for swap ¼ Centime
1941-1944

Zinc • 2.4 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 25, Schön# 25, N# 10055
½ Centime (Essai)
1935

Pattern
Bronze • 4.0 g • ⌀ 21 mm
KM# E27, N# 114170
Available for swap ½ Centime
1935-1940

Bronze • 4.0 g • ⌀ 21 mm
KM# 20, N# 6663
½ Centime
1939-1940

Zinc • 3.04 g • ⌀ 21 mm
KM# 20a, N# 75693
Available for swap 1 Centime
1885-1894

Bronze • 10 g • ⌀ 31 mm
KM# 1, N# 3311
Available for swap 1 Centime
1895

Bronze • 10 g • ⌀ 31 mm
KM# 7, N# 11276
1 Centime (Essai)
1896

Pattern
Bronze • 7.5 g • ⌀ 27.1 mm
KM# E3, N# 121254
1 Centime (Essai)
1896

Pattern
Zinc • 7 g • ⌀ 27.1 mm
KM# E5, N# 121255
Available for swap 1 Centime
1896-1906

Bronze • 7.51 g • ⌀ 27.5 mm
KM# 8, N# 4508
1 Centime (Essai)
1897

Pattern
Copper-nickel • 7.5 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# E6, N# 58200
Available for swap 1 Centime
1908-1939

Bronze (95% Copper, 4% Tin, 1% Zinc) • 5.0 g • ⌀ 26 mm
KM# 12.1, KM# 12.2, KM# 12.3, Schön# 16, N# 5152
1 Centime (Essai)
1910

Pattern
Bronze • 4.8 g • ⌀ 26.22 mm
KM# E7, Lec# 67a, N# 121624
1 Centime (Essai)
(1930)

Pattern
Silver (.900) • 5 g • ⌀ 26.22 mm
KM# E15, N# 121257
1 Centime (Essai)
(1930)

Pattern
Aluminium-bronze • 4.8 g • ⌀ 26.22 mm
KM# E16, N# 114171
1 Centime (Essai)
1940

Pattern
Zinc • 6 g • ⌀ 27.5 mm
KM# E36, N# 121258
Available for swap 1 Centime
1940-1941

Zinc • 6 g • ⌀ 27.5 mm
KM# 24, Schön# 22, N# 6675
1 Centime (Essai)
1941

Pattern
Silver • ⌀ 27.5 mm
KM# 24.3 var., Lec# 106b, N# 241451
Available for swap 1 Centime
1943

Aluminium • 0.6 g • ⌀ 17.3 mm
KM# 26, N# 6664
5 Centimes (Piedfort Essai)
1923

Pattern
Nickel brass • 4 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# PE2, N# 121626
5 Centimes (Essai)
1923

Pattern
Nickel brass • 4 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# E12, N# 121625
Available for swap 5 Centimes (Thick planchet)
1923-1938

Copper-nickel • 5 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 18, Schön# 17, N# 6665
Available for swap 5 Centimes (Thin planchet)
1938-1939

Nickel brass • 4 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 18.1a, Schön# 17a, N# 22677
Available for swap 5 Centimes
1943

Aluminium • 0.7 g • ⌀ 20.5 mm
KM# 27, N# 10588
5 Centimes (Piedfort Essai)
1946

Pattern
Aluminium • 0.7 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# PE6, N# 114682
Available for swap 5 Centimes
1946

Aluminium • 0.7 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 30, N# 11289
5 Centimes (Essai)
1946

Pattern
Aluminium • 0.7 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# E40, N# 114172
Available for swap 10 Centimes
1885-1895

Silver (.900) • 2.721 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 2, Lec# 129->135, N# 264862
10 Centimes
1895-1897

Silver (.900) • 2.7 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 2a, Lec# 136->139, N# 11279
Available for swap 10 Centimes
1898-1919

Silver (.835) • 2.7 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 9, N# 11280
10 Centimes
1920

Billon (.400 silver) (Copper .600) • 3.0000 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 14, N# 11282
Available for swap 10 Centimes
1921-1937

Silver (.680) • 2.7000 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 16.1, KM# 16.2, Lec# Indo162, N# 2799
10 Centimes (Essai)
1937

Pattern
Copper-nickel • 2.7 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# E29, N# 114184
10 Centimes (Essai)
1939

Pattern
Nickel • 3 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# E32, N# 114091
10 Centimes (Essai)
1939

Pattern
Nickel • 6.6 g • ⌀ 26 mm
Lec# 175, N# 121289
Available for swap 10 Centimes (magnetic)
1939-1940

Nickel (100%) • 3 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 21.1, Schön# 22, N# 10054
Available for swap 10 Centimes (not magnetic)
1939-1941

Copper-nickel (75% Copper, 25% Nickel) • 3 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 21.1a, Schön# 22a, Lec# 179->182, N# 7155
Available for swap 10 Centimes
1945

Aluminium • 1.3 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 28.1, KM# 28.2, Lec# 186, N# 2630
10 Centimes (Essai)
1945

Pattern
Aluminium • 1.3 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# E38, N# 114169
10 Centimes (Essai)
1945

Pattern
Silver
Lec# 183a, N# 241454
10 Centimes (Piedfort Essai)
1945-1946

Pattern
Aluminium • 1.3 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# PE4, N# 114681
20 Centimes
1885-1895

Silver (.900) • 5.443 g • ⌀ 26 mm
KM# 3, N# 11283
20 Centimes
1895-1897

Silver (.900) • 5.4 g • ⌀ 26 mm
KM# 3a, N# 34033
20 Centimes (Essai)
(1897)

Pattern
Silver (.900) • 5.4 g • ⌀ 26 mm
KM# E9, Lec# 199, N# 121290
Available for swap 20 Centimes
1898-1916

Silver (.835) • 5.4 g • ⌀ 26 mm
KM# 10, N# 11284
20 Centimes
1909

Silver (.835) • 5.5 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 13, N# 34034
20 Centimes (Piedfort Essai)
1920

Pattern
Copper • 6 g • ⌀ 26 mm
KM# Pn3, N# 137790

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