Coins and Banknotes of Vietnam
and French Indochina

French Indochina 50 Cent KM#31 1946

copper-nickel

Obverse:

Madam Liberty; date;
Text:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE = French Republic;
BARRE - engraver Albert Désiré Barre

Reverse:

denomination;
Text:
INDO-CHINE FRANÇAISE = French Indochina;
BRONZE DE NICKEL = Nickel bronze
No mintmark (Paris Mint)

KM#31 1946 50 Cent

French Indochina 50 cent 1946 coin, obverseFrench Indochina 50 cent 1946 coin, reverse

KM#E41 1946 50 Cent Essai

French Indochina 50 cent 1946 essai coin, obverseFrench Indochina 50 cent 1946 essai coin, reverse

Obverse:

ESSAI = Trial;
mintage: 1100 pieces

KM#PE7 1946 50 Cent Essai/Piefort

French Indochina 50 cent 1946 essai/piefort coin, obverseFrench Indochina 50 cent 1946 essai/piefort coin, reverseFrench Indochina 50 cent 1946 essai/piefort coin, edge

Obverse:

ESSAI = Trial;
mintage: 104 pieces

KM#31 1916 50 Cent fake

French Indochina 50 cent 1916 fake coin, obverseFrench Indochina 50 cent 1916 fake coin, reverse
the date on the original 1946 coin was altered to a non-existent 1916 date, to sell it as silver.