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E-auction 383-295901 - FRENCH INDOCHINA 1 Centième 1923 Poissy

FRENCH INDOCHINA 1 Centième 1923 Poissy XF
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 11 €
End of the sale : 17 August 2020 16:52:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : 1 Centième
Date: 1923
Mint name / Town : Poissy
Quantity minted : 35524280
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
avers nettoyé
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Deux Allégories représentant la France et l'Indochine assises de face sur un piédestal ; à 5 heures, signature DANIEL DUPUIS.


Reverse legend : INDO-CHINE FRANÇAISE// .1923..
Reverse description : Quatre caractères chinois autour du trou.


L’éclair est la marque distinctive de ce qu’on appelle communément l’Atelier de Poissy, atelier privé de la Société Française de Monnayage qui frappe monnaie sous supervision de l’Administration des Monnaies et Médailles entre 1921 et 1926.

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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