France Indochina 1886 Piastre aVF

Not an easy piece to acquire in this collectable grade.

A delightful example of the belated and very messy colonisation of the last remaining piece of Asia free of Imperial European control in the late 19th Century. Brocheux and Hemery have written the seminal history of this period: TEC has a copy of the book available at an advantageous price for the collector wishing to learn more.

Buyers are also welcome to purchase a modern fake reproduction of this denomination for an additional $10. 1882 is a nonsensical date – the French hadn’t pacified Indochina until the mid 1880’s.