Coins and Banknotes of Vietnam
and French Indochina

French Union issue for Vietnam 1953

aluminium

No mintmark

(Paris Mint); privy marks: cornucopia, wing

Engravers:

Lucien Georges Bazor & Robert Cochet
Note:
there is a spelling error in the currency unit name: 10/20 SU instead of 10/20 XU

KM#1 1953 10 Su

South Vietnam 10 su 1953 coin, obverseSouth Vietnam 10 su 1953 coin, reverse

Obverse:

three women; date;
Text:
QUỐC-GIA VIỆT-NAM = State of Vietnam;

Reverse:

rice plant; denomination;
Text:
VIỆT-NAM = Vietnam

KM#E1 1953 10 Su Essai

South Vietnam 10 su 1953 essai coin, obverseSouth Vietnam 10 su 1953 essai coin, reverse

Obverse:

three women; date;
Text:
QUỐC-GIA VIỆT-NAM = State of Vietnam;

Reverse:

rice plant; denomination;
Text:
VIỆT-NAM = Vietnam;
ESSAI = Trial
mintage: 1200 pieces

KM#2 1953 20 Su

South Vietnam 20 su 1953 coin, obverseSouth Vietnam 20 su 1953 coin, reverse

Obverse:

three women; date;
Text:
QUỐC-GIA VIỆT-NAM = State of Vietnam;

Reverse:

rice plant; denomination;
Text:
VIỆT-NAM = Vietnam;

KM#PE2 1953 20 Su Essai/Piefort

South Vietnam 20 su 1953 essai piefort coin, obverseSouth Vietnam 20 su 1953 essai piefort coin, reverseSouth Vietnam 20 su 1953 essai piefort coin, edge

Obverse:

three women; date;
Text:
QUỐC-GIA VIỆT-NAM = State of Vietnam;

Reverse:

rice plant; denomination;
Text:
VIỆT-NAM = Vietnam;
ESSAI = Trial
mintage: 104 pieces

KM#3 1953 50 Xu

South Vietnam 50 xu 1953 coin, obverseSouth Vietnam 50 xu 1953 coin, reverse

Obverse:

three women; date;
Text:
QUỐC-GIA VIỆT-NAM = State of Vietnam;

Reverse:

two dragons; denomination;
Text:
VIỆT-NAM = Vietnam