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2 Sapèque Essai

Features

Country French Cochinchina
(Vietnam)
Type Pattern
Year 1878
Value 2 Sapèque (0.002)
Metal Bronze
Weight 2 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 0.5 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# E2
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Lettering around square hole

Lettering: *MONNAIE DE PARIS*

Translation: Paris Mint

Engraver: Jean-Auguste Barre

Jean Auguste Barre was a French sculptor and medalist. Born in Paris, he was trained by his father Jean-Jacques Barre, a medalist.

Reverse

Lettering around square hole

Lettering:
ESSAI FAIT AU MONNAYAGE
*

Translation: Trial (strike) made for the mint.

Engraver: Jean-Auguste Barre

Jean Auguste Barre was a French sculptor and medalist. Born in Paris, he was trained by his father Jean-Jacques Barre, a medalist.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Differs from KM#E1 by lack of date on obverse.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1878)  4,250 Monnaie de Paris (star)

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