1888-A Francaise Indochine, Seated Liberty One Silver Piastre. VF/VF-/V.Rare! Type 27.215 GR! (#284).
We have on offer here, a 1888-A Francaise Indochine, Seated Liberty One Silver Piastre. VF/VF-/Very Rare! Type 27.215 GR! This is the earlier rarer variety! Some light coin sheen, lustre!
"This is the famous de-facto trade currency being used within the French Indochina colonies in Far East regions, minted out of Paris. The design is the maiden symbol of Liberty from France. Over the years, especially during the world wars where its regions were heavily in participation, these large crown size silvers was heavily sought & melted for its bullion. Hence, today only scarce number now remains available in the hands of collectors."
"The Francasie Indochine Piastres was typically struck weakly at the mint, and it is expected the vast majority has typically worn reliefs at its highest areas (example the face of liberty and her robes).
Those that are distinctive reliefs still present and limited circulation state commands tremendously high premiums in the numismatic communities.
In earlier years, the Piastre (1885-1895) are made & marked at 27.215 grams, of far fewer mintages than those of latter years (1895-1928) which are made & marked at 27.0 grams. The same seated Liberty was the design.
In 1931 marked the last year where the Piastre is made out of Silver, and that single year, a new design of Laureate bust (French maiden - Marianne) was used in placed of the Seated Liberty."
Obv - Liberty seated left with Fasces
Rev - Denomination within Wreath
Size - 39 mm
Weight - 27.215 grams
Mint - Paris 'A'
Alloy - Silver 0.900 Pure / 0.7875 oz.
Vintage > 128+ Years aged!
Across the century, many Trade silver coins were melted, lost, or destroyed for its bullion, especially for war efforts use during the Pacific Far East WWII periods. Today, these famous and heavily sought coins, have very limited quantities left available in the hands of collectors and their circulation circles.
Circulated, this is still very beautiful example of a beautiful scarce and rare trade coin! Feels & looks better in your hand! This unique piece can be yours today! Authenticity guaranteed for life! Fairly priced!
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