Coins and Banknotes of Vietnam
and French Indochina

100 Piastres 1893-1907, Haiphong


Vasco da Gama, polynesian man with paddle; ships; date; denomination;
BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE = Bank of Indochina;
Cent Piastres = Hundred piastres;
payables en espèces au porteur = Payable to bearer in cash;
Hundred Dollars;
to be paid on demand to bearer;
A. BRAMTOT & G. DUVAL FEC. [designers: A. Bramtot and Georges Duval]; J. ROBERT SC. [engraver: J. Robert];


壹百元 = 100 piastres;
百元壹(*) = 100 piastres; (*)-error!
奉本國特諭 = By this country special decree;
東方滙理銀行 = Bank of Indochina;
銀壹百元見字交銀 = Silver 100 piastres paid in cash upon presenting the note;
L'article 139 du Code pénal punit des travaux forcés à perpétuité ceux qui auront contrefait ou falsifié les Billets de Banques autorisées par la Loi, ainsi que ceux qui auront fait usage de ces Billets contrefaits ou falsifiés, ceux qui les auront introduits sur le territoire Français seront punis de la même peine.
= Article 139 of Penal Code punishes with the life-term forced labour those who counterfeit or falsify the bills of the banks authorized by the Law, as well as those who use these counterfeit or forged notes, those who introduce them in French territory will be punished with the same penalty;
BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE = Bank of Indochina;
CENT PIASTRES = Hundred piastres;


Mercury head

P-4 100 Dollars/Piastres Haiphong, unfinished


Décrets des 21 Janvier 1875 et 20 Février 1888 = Decrees of January 21, 1875 and February 20, 1888
Le Caissier de la Succ.le = Cashier of the Branch
Un Administrateur = Administrator
[signature: Édouard Delessert];
Le Directeur = Director
[signature: Stanislas Simon]
French Indochina banknote 100 Piastres Haiphong, face, Vasco da GamaFrench Indochina banknote 100 Piastres Haiphong, back