1931 (a) Francaise Indochine, Lady Marianne One Silver Piastre. XF+/AUNC/Scarce Rare! (#289). - Emporium Antiquities
1931 (a) Francaise Indochine, Lady Marianne One Silver Piastre. XF+/AUNC/Scarce Rare! (#289). - Emporium Antiquities

1931 (a) Francaise Indochine, Lady Marianne One Silver Piastre. XF+/AUNC/Scarce Rare! (#289).

$85.00

We have on offer here, a 1931 (a) Francaise Indochine, Lady Marianne One Silver Piastre. XF+/AUNC/Scarce Rare! This is a very beautiful & attractive design of Lady Marianne, French a one-year type. This coinage marks the last silver issue of the Indo-chine series of One Piastre-value coinage.  

"Marianne is a national symbol of the French Republic, an allegory of liberty and reason, and a portrayal of the Goddess of Liberty.

Marianne is a significant republican symbol, opposed to monarchy, and an icon of freedom and democracy against all forms of dictatorship. Other national symbols of France include the tricolor flag, the national motto Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, the national anthem La Marseillaise, as well as the coat of arms and the official Great Seal of France."

About Marianne:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne

"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 Lady Marianne from France. Over the years, especially during the world wars where its regions were heavily in participation, these crown size silvers was heavily sought & melted for its bullion. Hence, today only scarce number now remains available in the hands of collectors."

About French Indochina:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Indochina

About French Indochinese Piastre:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Indochinese_piastre

"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."

Design:

  • Obv - Laureate head of Lady Marianne facing left.
  • Rev - Denomination & date within keyhole shape wreath

Specifications:

  • Size - 35 mm
  • Weight - 20.00 grams
  • Mint - Paris 'a'
  • Alloy - Silver 0.900 Pure / 0.5787 oz.
  • Vintage > 85+ 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!

Please feel free to email any questions - emporium.antiquities@gmail.com


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