Coins and Banknotes of Vietnam
and French Indochina

French Indochina 5 Piastres 1926-1931

Face:

woman head; denomination;
Text:
BANQUE DE L'INDOCHINE = Bank of Indochina;
CINQ PIASTRES = Five piastres;
PAYABLES EN ESPÈCES AU PORTEUR = Payable to bearer in cash;
CL. SERVEAU FEC. [designer: Clément Serveau]; E. DELOCHE SC. [engraver: Emile Deloche];

Back:

peacock, butterflies; denomination;
Text:
東方滙理銀行 = Bank of Indochina;
銀伍元見字交銀 = Silver 5 piastres paid in cash upon presenting the note;
伍元 = NĂM BẠC = ៥ រៀល = 5 piastres;
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;
ROQUE FEC. [designer: Roque]; RITA SC. [engraver: Rita];

Watermark:

Vietnamese male head

P-49a 5 Piastres 1926

Face:


Un Administrateur = Administrator
[signature: Albert de Monplanet];
Le Directeur = Director
[signature: René Thion de la Chaume]
French Indochina banknote 5 Piastres 1926, faceFrench Indochina banknote 5 Piastres 1926, back

P-49b 5 Piastres 1927-1931

Face:


Un Administrateur = Administrator
[signature: Stanislas Simon];
Le Directeur = Director
[signature: René Thion de la Chaume]
French Indochina banknote 5 Piastres 1927-1931, faceFrench Indochina banknote 5 Piastres 1927-1931, back