20 Centimes Essai

Features

Issuer French Indochina
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Pattern
Year 1937
Value 20 Centimes (0.20 ICFP)
Currency Piastre (1880-1952)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.4 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 121291
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# E31
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Marianne seated left with fasces, date in exergue

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
1937
BARRE

Translation: French Republic

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

Value in center surrounded by wreath.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
INDO-CHINE FRANÇAISE
ESSAI
20
CENT.
TITRE 0.680.POIDS 5GR.4

Translation:
French Indochina
Trial
0.680 purity, 5.4 grams

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

Reeded

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
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