[SOLD!] 1938-A Francaise Indochine 1 Cent, Lady Marianne & Maiden Coinage. UNC/Scarce! (#281).
We have on offer here, a 1938-A Francaise Indochine 1 Cent, Lady Marianne & Maiden Coinage. UNC/Scarce! Extremely beautiful, full lustre & coin sheen all around on both sides.
"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 coin was first introduced in 1880 then 1883 then in 1885 as so on. In 1885, bronze 1 cent and silver 10, 20 and 50 cent and 1 piastre coins were introduced. These were followed in 1887 by holed, bronze 1 sapeque. In 1895, the weights of the silver coins were reduced, due to the reduction in the silver peg of the currency. From 1896, the 1 cent was also a holed coin. In 1923, holed, cupro-nickel 5 cent were introduced, followed by holed, bronze ½ cent in 1935."
Obv - the Lady Marianne in Armour with Flag Spear seated, with arm lifting cape over maiden representation of France.
Rev - Denomination in Chinese at 4-sides around hole in centre, within circle. Date below.
Size - 26 mm
Weight - 5.00 grams
Mint - Paris 'A'
Alloy - Bronze
Vintage > 78+ Years aged!
Across the century, many Indo-chinese coins were melted, lost, or destroyed. Today, these famous and heavily sought coins, have very limited quantities left available in the hands of collectors and their circulation circles.
Non-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!
Note: Prices indicated are in Singapore Dollars.
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