France Indochina 1947 Piastre UNC

The last years of attempted colonial rule in Vietnam, before French forces was unceremoniously destroyed at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu.

A delightful example of the belated and very messy colonisation of the last remaining piece of Asia. 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.

Looking for early French Colonial? TEC has an 1886 Piastre in stock here:

A couple of rim dings doesn’t detract from an MS63 or better grade. The example for sale compares well with the coin graded NGC 64 below, although the price of $650 AUD is very courageous!