Coins and Banknotes of Vietnam
and French Indochina

French Union 1 Piastre 1946-1947

copper-nickel

Obverse:

Marianne; date;
Text:
UNION FRANÇAISE = French Union;
P.TURIN - engraver Pierre Turin;

Reverse:

rice plants; denomination;
Text:
FÉDÉRATION INDOCHINOISE = Indochinese Federation

No mintmark

(Paris Mint); privy marks: cornucopia, wing

KM#32.2 1947 1 Piastre

French Union 1 piastre 1947 coin, obverseFrench Union 1 piastre 1947 coin, reverse
reeded edge

KM#32.1 1946 1 Piastre

French Union 1 piastre 1946 coin, obverse
security edge

KM#32.1 1947 1 Piastre

French Union 1 piastre 1947 coin, obverseFrench Union 1 piastre 1947 coin, security edge
security edge

KM#E42 1946 1 Piastre Essai

French Union 1 piastre 1946 essai coin, obverseFrench Union 1 piastre 1946 essai coin, reverse

Obverse:

ESSAI = Trial;
mintage: 1100 pieces

KM#PE8 1947 1 Piastre Essai/Piefort

French Union 1 piastre 1947 essai/piefort coin, obverseFrench Union 1 piastre 1947 essai/piefort coin, reverseFrench Union 1 piastre 1947 essai/piefort coin, edge

Obverse:

ESSAI = Trial;
mintage: 104 pieces