French Indochina 1895-A 10 centimes KM-2
The second specimen was lot 4768 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $752. The catalog description  noted, "French Cochinchina. 10 Cents, 1895-A. KM-2. Liberty seated. NGC graded MS-65. The Judy Cahn Collection." This ten cent piece is one of a type issued for French Indo-China during 1885-95. The type was reduced to 2.7 grams in 1895 and issued in that form until 1898, when the fineness was reduced to .835. 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.
Recorded mintage: 600,000 plus 300,000 of KM 2a.
Specification: 2.721 g, .900 silver, .0787 troy oz ASW, designed by Barré.
Catalog reference: KM 2.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.