Coins and Banknotes of Vietnam
and French Indochina

French Indochina 1 Piastres 1921-1931

Face:

woman head in helmet; denomination;
Text:
BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE = Bank of Indochina;
PAYABLES EN ESPÈCES AU PORTEUR = Payable to bearer in cash;
L'ARTICLE 139 DU CODE PÉNAL PUNIT DES TRAVAUX FORCÉS CEUX QUI AURONT CONTREFAIT OU FALSIFIÉ LES BILLETS DE BANQUES AUTORISÉES PAR LA LOI
= Article 139 of Penal Code punishes with the forced labour those who counterfeits or falsifies the bills of the banks authorized by the Law;
CH. WALHAIN. FEC. [designer: Charles Albert Walhain]; E. DELOCHE. SC. [engraver: Emile Deloche];

Back:

denomination;
Text:
BANQUE DE L'INDO-CHINE = Bank of Indochina;
GIẤY BẠC MỘT ĐỒNG = Banknote (silver paper) one piastre;
១ រៀល = 1 piastre;
銀壹元 = Silver 1 piastre;

Watermark:

Vietnamese male head

P-48a 1 Piastre 1921-1926

Face:


UN ADMINISTRATEUR = Administrator
[signature: Albert de Monplanet];
LE DIRECTEUR = Director
[signature: René Thion de la Chaume]
French Indochina banknote 1 Piastre 1921-1926, faceFrench Indochina banknote 1 Piastre 1921-1926, $1, back

P-48b 1 Piastre 1927-1931

Face:


UN ADMINISTRATEUR = Administrator
[signature: Stanislas Simon];
LE DIRECTEUR = Director
[signature: René Thion de la Chaume]
French Indochina banknote 1 Piastre 1927-1931, faceFrench Indochina banknote 1 Piastre 1927-1931, $1, back

P-48s 1 Piastre 1921-1926 SPECIMEN

perforation ANNULÉ = Canceled
French Indochina banknote 1 Piastre 1921-1926 specimen, faceFrench Indochina banknote 1 Piastre 1921-1926 specimen, $1, back