2 Sapèque Essai

Features

Issuer French Indochina
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Pattern
Year 1904
Value 2 Sapèque (0.002 ICFP)
Currency Piastre (1880-1952)
Composition Zinc
Weight 2.04 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Hexagonal (6-sided, with a hole)
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 121260
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Lec# 20
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Lettering around hexagonal hole

Lettering:
INDO-CHINE FRANÇAISE
A
1904

Translation: French Indochina

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 hexagonal hole

Lettering:
南安之法國大
當二

Translation:
French Indochina
2 Sapéque

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

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1904 A Essai; Monnaie de Paris (torch)

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