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1897-A French Indochina 1 Piastre Silver Coin XF Vietnam Cambodia Laos KM-5a.1


1897-A French Indochina 1 Piastre Silver Coin XF Vietnam Cambodia Laos KM-5a.1

  • 1897-A French Indochina 1 piastre de commerce silver coin (1p)
  • Issued for use in the French colony of the Indochinese Federation (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos)
  • The French Indochinese piastre was in use from 1885, until it was replaced by the North Vietnamese Ä‘ồng (1946), the Lao kip (1952), the Cambodian riel (1953) and the South Vietnamese Ä‘ồng (1953)
  • Obverse features Liberty seated left with fasces
  • Reverse depicts the denomination within a wreath
  • Minted in [A] Paris, France
  • Mintage of 2,511,000 coins
  • Struck from 0.900 silver
  • Condition: Ungraded; expected to grade as Extra Fine (XF)
  • Catalog number: KM-5a.1
*Expected grades are approximate.

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JBC 10/6/14