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

20 Centimes (Essai)
1937

Pattern
Copper-nickel • 5.4 g • ⌀ 26 mm
KM# E31, N# 121291
Available for swap 5 Centimes (Thin planchet)
1938-1939

Nickel brass • 4 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 18.1a, Schön# 17a, N# 22677
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 20 Centimes (Magnetic)
1939

Nickel • 7 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 23, N# 24122
20 Centimes (Essai)
1939

Pattern
Nickel • 7 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# E33, KM# E34, KM# E35, N# 119492
½ Centime
1939-1940

Zinc • 3.04 g • ⌀ 21 mm
KM# 20a, N# 75693
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 20 Centimes (Non-Magnetic)
1939-1941

Copper-nickel (75% Copper, 25% Nickel) • 6.00 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 23a, N# 4064
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 ¼ Centime
1941-1944

Zinc • 2.4 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 25, Schön# 25, N# 10055
Available for swap 1 Centime
1943

Aluminium • 0.6 g • ⌀ 17.3 mm
KM# 26, N# 6664
Available for swap 5 Centimes
1943

Aluminium • 0.7 g • ⌀ 20.5 mm
KM# 27, N# 10588

Tael (1943-1944)

1000 Cash / Văn = 1 Tael

Available for swap ½ Tael
(1943-1944)

Silver (.900) • 19.2 g • ⌀ 34.7 mm
KM# A1, X# 1, Gad# Cousinié 39, Lec# 322, N# 18762
1 Tael
(1943-1944)

Silver (.900) • 38 g • ⌀ 41 mm
KM# A2a, N# 49612
1 Tael
(1943-1944)

Non-circulating coin
Silver (.900) • 38 g • ⌀ 41 mm
KM# E45, N# 11291
1 Tael
(1943-1944)

Silver (.900) • 37.4 g • ⌀ 40 mm
KM# A3, N# 11292

Piastre (1880-1952)

5 Sapeques = 1 Cent • 100 Cents = 1 Piastre

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
20 Centimes (Piedfort Essai)
1945

Pattern
Aluminium • 2.2 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# PE5, N# 121294
Available for swap 20 Centimes
1945

Aluminium • 2.2 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 29, N# 2422
20 Centimes (Essai)
1945

Pattern
Aluminium • 2.2 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# E39, N# 114175
10 Centimes (Piedfort Essai)
1945-1946

Pattern
Aluminium • 1.3 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# PE4, N# 114681
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# 30.1, N# 11289
5 Centimes (Essai)
1946

Pattern
Aluminium • 0.7 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# E40, N# 114172
50 Centimes (Piedfort Essai)
1946

Pattern
Copper-nickel • 12.5 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# PE7, N# 121296
Available for swap 50 Centimes
1946

Copper-nickel • 12.5 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 31, N# 7322
50 Centimes (Essai)
1946

Pattern
Copper-nickel • 12.5 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# E41, N# 114178
1 Piastre (Essai)
1946

Pattern
Copper-nickel • 18 g • ⌀ 35 mm
KM# E42, N# 114185
1 Piastre (Essai)
1946

Pattern
Copper-nickel • 18 g • ⌀ 35 mm
KM# E43, N# 114680
1 Piastre (Essai)
1946

Pattern
Copper-nickel
N# 319869
Available for swap 1 Piastre
1946-1947

Copper-nickel • 18 g • ⌀ 35 mm
KM# 32.1, KM# 32.2, Schön# 31, N# 4509
1 Piastre (Piedfort Essai)
1947

Pattern
Copper-nickel • 18 g • ⌀ 35 mm
KM# PE8, Lec# 318, N# 123025

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