Banknotes 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

Available for swap 5 Cents
(1943)

Standard banknote
74 × 49 mm
P# 88, N# 201665
10 Cents
(1920-1923)

Standard banknote

P# 43, N# 292236
10 Cents
(1920-1923)

Standard banknote

P# 44, N# 292237
Available for swap 10 Cents
(1939)

Standard banknote

P# 85, N# 205592
Available for swap 10 Cents
(1942)

Standard banknote
75 × 49 mm
P# 89, N# 206415
20 Cents
(1920-1923)

Standard banknote

P# 45, N# 292238
Available for swap 20 Cents
(1939)

Standard banknote
104 × 66 mm
P# 86, N# 210337
Available for swap 20 Cents
(1942)

Standard banknote
87 × 55 mm
P# 90, N# 210339
50 Cents
(1920)

Standard banknote

P# 47, N# 292241
50 Cents
(1920-1923)

Standard banknote

P# 46, N# 292240
Available for swap 50 Cents
(1939)

Standard banknote
104 × 70 mm
P# 87, N# 210338