French Indochina

 

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SOLD - Greg H.

4 April 2020

SOLD - Bryan W.

6 April 2020

SOLD - Bryan W.

6 April 2020

SOLD - KvS

11 Apr. 2020

SOLD - Greg H.

4 April 2020

SOLD - Greg H.

4 April 2020

SOLD - Greg H.

5 April 2020

SOLD - Greg H.

5 April 2020

SOLD - Greg H.

5 April 2020

SOLD - Bryan W.

6 April 2020

SOLD - Bryan W.

6 April 2020

SOLD - KvS

11 Apr. 2020

SOLD - KvS

11 Apr. 2020

SOLD - KvS

11 Apr. 2020

SOLD - Greg H.

5 April 2020

SOLD - Greg H.

5 April 2020

SOLD - Bryan W.

6 April 2020

SOLD - Bryan W.

6 April 2020

SOLD - KvS

11 Apr. 2020

SOLD - KvS

11 Apr. 2020

The above 1 Piastre was part of a small collection that I bought a while ago. Although it looks similar to Aluminum-Bronze, not like Copper-Nickel which is the composition of those which were minted  in1947. My thoughts follow:

 

1. It's not counterfeit, as the looks, weight, size, and rotation are the same as those minted during that year; plus criminals, as most people, consider that their time is too valuable to counterfeit coins of lower values.

 

2. Plated coins are almost exclusively used in the Jewelry Trade, but this coin obviously wasn't created for jewelry as there is no closed jump-ring attached to it, nor hole in the coin to put a jump-ring into.

 

3. This coin could conceivably have been minted to be used as a presentation piece.

 

4. Finally, it could have been an Essay, Test, or Trial Piece, or something similar.

 

Your thoughts are welcomed, Bob

RCB.1944@AOL.com