2 Sapèque Essai

Features

Issuer French Indochina
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Pattern
Year 1898
Value 2 Sapèque (0.002 ICFP)
Currency Piastre (1880-1952)
Composition (White metal)
Weight 2.01 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round with a square hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 142282
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Lec# 13a
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Lettering around square hole

Lettering:
INDO-CHINE FRANÇAISE
A
1898

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 square 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
1898 A Essai; Monnaie de Paris (torch); without ESSAI

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