Lauren B. writes: I have a 1926 silver coin from either Vietnam or Cambodia. It says Republique Francaise on the front with date and a picture of France’s version of the statue of liberty. On the back it says Indo-Chine Francaise, then Piastre de Commerce, then Titre 0900 Poids 27 GR with a garland or wreath of some sort. Do you have any idea where this is from and what it’s value may be? Thanks! Lauren
The coin is a one Piastre (100 cents=1 Piastre) of French Indo-China. Neither Vietnam or Cambodia existed as separate political entities during this period. The terms Titre 0900 Poids 27 gr refers to the fact that the coin is .900 fine silver and weighs 27 grams. The coin is not particularly rare in circulated condition and undamaged average circulated pieces dated 1926 bring $8-$10.