Or is it Laos? Well I guess back in 1952 it was Kingdom of Laos. Today it is the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Since this is my only Laotian coin I will go with the coin books version of Lao.
This is the most common of all kingdom standard coins granted they were only made in 1952, 1971, and 1975. After that "The People" took over and changed all the coinage.
|ROYAUME DU LAOS ພະຣາຊະອານາຈັກລາວ 1952|
|໑໙໕໒ ໒໐ ອັດ 20 CENTS 1952|
Kind of a shame they decided to hole the coin the trio-elephants are a very cool design. It is Hindi in style but holds no religious meaning instead it honors the local elephants.
Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 20 Cents / Lao
Metal: 100% Aluminum
Value: $0.75 in Extra-Fine
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