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Live auction - 4370202 - 1000 Piastres Spécimen FRENCH INDOCHINA 1951 P.084s1

1000 Piastres Spécimen FRENCH INDOCHINA  1951 P.084s1 AU+
1000 Piastres Spécimen FRENCH INDOCHINA  1951 P.084s1 AU+1000 Piastres Spécimen FRENCH INDOCHINA  1951 P.084s1 AU+
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Face Value : 1000 Piastres Spécimen
Date: (1951)
Period/Provinces/Banks Banque de l'Indochine
Catalogue reference : P.084s1
Additional reference : KM.160
Alphabet - series : O.000 000
Signatures : Minost, Laurent
Detailed grade description : Un pli en coin, quelques traces de manipulation. 46 exemplaires gradés chez PMG, le plus haut grade attribué à ce jour est 69
Grade PMG 58 EPQ


Perforé SPÉCIMEN horizontalement au centre. Avec filigrane. Numéro de caissier 3 en rouge au verso .

Historical background


The French Indochina is a part of the former French colonial empire, creation of the colonial administration, grouping several territories: the protectorates of Tonkin and Annam and Cochin colony, gathered from 1949 within the State of Vietnam, the french protectorate of Laos and the french protectorate Cambodia. The Indochinese Union was created by the union of different Southeast Asia colonized territories or passed under French protectorate in the nineteenth century. In the twentieth century, various Vietnamese independence movements are gaining strength: during the Second World War, the weakening of the metropolis and the occupation of Indochina by the Empire of Japan, ended the French colonial administration March 9, 1945 (in July 1945 in Cochin). The power vacuum at the end of the war allows the Vi? T Minh, Vietnamese independence movement led by the Indochinese Communist Party, to seize north. Conciliation and attempts to reform the status of Indochina fail and end in 1946 in the Indochina War. Faced with the political and military stalemate, France must bring himself to abandon Indochina, the Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian components have their independence recognized by the Geneva Accords of 1954, which also formalize the partition of Vietnam, as wished the Americans and Chinese.

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