Expertise: French colonial coins, patterns and medals
Specialities: coins of Indochina, colonial French Anam, Cambodge, Laos, Vietnam, Cochenchina, Indochina Tonkin and French concessions in China.
Jean Lecompte is the renowned author of the major reference book on French colonial coins and patterns, Monnaies Jetons des Colonies Francaises (editions Gadoury 2007), and a recognized expert the French colonial coins of Indochina. His standard reference was revised in October, 2013 with updates on Indochina, colonial French Anam, Cambodge, Laos, Vietnam, Cochenchina, Indochina Tonkin and the French concessions in China.
Jean Lecompte has been a collector French Colonies since he was 10 years old, and a professional numismatist since 1980. He is a Life member of ANS, ANA, and a member of the Societe Numismatique Asiatique, as well as a consultant for large collectors and auctioneers around the world.
Jean lives in the Southern part of France in a property surrounded by olive trees and basins with carps koi. Jean may be contacted at