Coming from the exotic subcontinent of Indochina, the Vietnamese Dong is quickly becoming a favorite for bank note collectors around the world. This artful currency features many images from Vietnam's past as well as features beautiful colors and artwork featuring Vietnam's past and present.
The History of The Vietnamese Dong
The Vietnamese Dong (VND) wasn't the original currency of Vietnam, as the Vietnam that we know today is only 50 years old. Originally a French colony in the late 19th century, the currency of Vietnam was the Indochinese Piastre. This would be the currency of Vietnam even after World War II until the introduction of the Dong in 1946 in North Vietnam.
In 1953 South Vietnam would follow suit issuing dual denominated notes in Piastre and Dong. These dual denominated bank notes were circulated in parts of Vietnam that weren't controlled by the North Vietnamese communist forces. This would then change in 1955 after the Geneva Convention officially dissolved French Indochina and recognized North and South Vietnam.
These two currencies would run parallel to each other through the entirety of the Vietnam War, with each country using their own seperate version of the Vietnamese Dong. This would continue until the reunification fof Vietnam in 1976.
After the reunification, a new dong was issued that unified the currency. This unified currency would go through two more issuances before the currency would be seen as it is today.
The Vietnamese Dong Today
As a collectible, the Vietnamese Dong stands as a great piece of bank note art and would be a great addition to any numismatic collectors looking for a piece of modern eastern currency. Additionally, like the Iraqi Dinar, people have begun using the Vietnamese Dong as a scam centerpiece due to its low monetary value.
Please note: Great American Coin Company sells the Vietnamese Dong for COLLECTIBLE PURPOSES ONLY. We are a purveyor of numismatic collectibles and do not sell the VND on a speculation basis. Great American Coin Company is proud to offer the Vietnamese Dong in one-hundred thousand, two-hundred thousand, and five-hundred thousand denominations.