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France Indo China 2 Sapeque  1887 to 1902
France Indo China 2 Sapeque 1887 to 1902

Until 1954 French Indo China included modern day countries Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Only a few of the coins they issued display Asian characters, and this is one of them, the 2 sapeque denomination. There are 5 sapeques in one cent.

There is a wonderful web site with all sorts of treasures from the region, and CoinQuest thanks Art-Hanoi.com for use of their coin image. It is a nice specimen.

Value-wise, the catalogs list the following:

worn: $3 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved (like our picture): $40
fully uncirculated: $100
Coins dated 1888 are common - divide the values above by 2.
Coins dated 1887 are very common - divide the values above by 3.

These are catalog values and must be properly converted to actual values. To learn how to do this, look at our Important Terminology page (link at upper left).

There are a few *better date* coins in the series which are worth more than the *common date* coins listed above. The *better dates*, with values quoted for average circulated condition, are:

1892: $130
1893: $100
1898: $130
1900: $30
1902: $20

Coin: 5212 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Wishbringer, Sun, 15-Aug-2010 01:46:56 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Mon, 14-Jul-2014 13:40:32 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 14-Jul-2014 13:40:32 GMT
Requester description: 1894 Indo chine francaise 1894 Other side has what looks like to me Chinese letters
Tags: france indo china 2 sapeque chine francaise chinese letters letter chin chian chineese francaises francais french rf francie franciaise franciase fance francai fran fracaise leters lettering lettered hole square characters character logograms rectangle rectangular rectangles

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