French Indochina 1888-A 1 cent

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from the Yuan Collection
from the Yuan Collection

French Indochina was occupied by the Japanese in 1940. French attempts to reoccupy the area after World War Two were challenged by Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh, leading to French defeat and withdrawal in 1954. The colony was divided into Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. This bronze 1 cent was minted in Paris (A).

Recorded mintage: 2,564,000.

Specification: 10 g, bronze, designed by Barré.

Catalog reference: KM 1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Gadoury, Victor, and George Cousinié, Monnaies Coloniales Françaises, 1670-1988, 2me Éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 1988.

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