Coins and Banknotes of Vietnam
and French Indochina

French Indochina 500 Piastres 1939

Face:

woman and child with a globe; denomination;
Text:
BANQUE DE L'INDOCHINE = Bank of Indochina;
CINQ CENTS PIASTRES = Five hundred 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;
LE PRÉSIDENT = President
[signature: Marcel Borduge];
LE DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL = General Director
[signature: Paul Baudouin];
SÉB. LAURENT FEC. [designer: Sébastien Laurent]; RITA - J. PIEL SC. [engravers: Rita, Jules Piel];

Back:

woman and child with a globe; elephants; denomination;
Text:
GIẤY NĂM TRĂM CHỤC ĐỒNG = Banknote five hundred piastres;
東方滙理銀行 = Bank of Indochina;
伍佰元 = ៥០០ រៀល = ໕໐໐ ຫຼຽນ = 500 piastres;
SÉB. LAURENT FEC. [designer: Sébastien Laurent]; HOURRIEZ SC. [engraver: Georges Hourriez];

Watermark:

Mercury head

P-57 500 Piastres 1939

French Indochina banknote 500 Piastres 1939, faceFrench Indochina banknote 500 Piastres 1939, back

P-57s 500 Piastres 1939 SPECIMEN

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French Indochina banknote 500 Piastres 1939 specimen, faceFrench Indochina banknote 500 Piastres 1939 specimen, back