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2 Sapèque Essai

Features

Country French Cochinchina
(Vietnam)
Type Pattern
Year 1879
Value 2 Sapèque (0.002)
Metal Bronze
Weight 2 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 0.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# E3
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Lettering around square hole (filled in)

Lettering:
COCHINCHINE FRANÇAISE
1879

Translation: French Cochinchina

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

Chinese lettering around square hole (filled in)

Lettering:
南安之 國法大


ESSAI

Translation:
French Cochinchina
2 Dongs (Sapéque)
Trial

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#E5 by not having mintmark on obverse

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1879  Monnaie de Paris (anchor)

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