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Live auction - fco_317044 - FRENCH INDOCHINA Pré-série avec le mot Essai de 20 Centièmes 1939 Paris

FRENCH INDOCHINA Pré-série avec le mot Essai de 20 Centièmes 1939 Paris MS
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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 18:36:28
Type : Pré-série avec le mot Essai de 20 Centièmes
Date: 1939
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : ---
Metal : nickel
Diameter : 23,97 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,39 g.
Edge : striée
Rarity : R2
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Buste de Marianne à droite, coiffée du bonnet phrygien, drapée, tenant un rameau d'olivier avec deux branches.


Reverse legend : INDOCHINE - FRANÇAISE / 20 - CENT. ET ESSAI.
Reverse description : Accosté de deux branches de riz.


Cet essai correspond à la référence 240 du Lecompte à 16 centièmes de gramme près. Il ne s’agit pourtant pas de l’essai définitif, qui est à tranche lisse et au poids exact. Nous considérons qu’il s’agit de pré-séries car les différences de poids ou de tranche, selon une série logique, indiquent la préparation de la série définitive.

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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