After a long history of conflict and hyperinflation, Vietnam seems to be stabilizing its economy and attracting foreign investment to go along with a booming tourist business. To celebrate this hopeful future, the Vietnamese government has issued a commemorative 100-dong note in celebration of North Vietnam’s creation of a central bank in 1951.
Colorful Design to Celebrate Vietnamese Culture, Landmarks and Emerging Economy
At an exchange rate of over 22,000 dong to one U.S. dollar, the note has negligible monetary value, but it continues Vietnam’s tradition of designing and printing beautiful banknotes with intricate, colorful artwork depicting Vietnamese culture and landmarks.
The commemorative note is intended as a souvenir to promote Vietnam’s emerging economy rather than for use as currency. It’s printed in multiple tones of vibrant yellow, purple, and pink with deep red lettering and the number 65 prominently featured in blue on the bill’s face along with a portrait of the late president Ho Chi Minh. The reverse carries an image of the Vietnam State Bank headquarters superimposed over several culturally symbolic icons.
Collect the 65th Anniversary 100 Vietnamese Dong Banknote and More
The Great American Coin Company has an extensive selection of international banknotes to add to your currency collection. They make fine additions to collectors’ portfolios, are great mementos of foreign journeys, or are unique novelty items for imaginative gift-giving. They are sold as novelty or collectible items only with no monetary value. Their prices are based solely on market supply and demand, and as such can vary.