Sunday, May 24, 2009

Vietnam - 50 Dong Commemorative Note

This 50 Dong commemorative banknote was the first polymer banknote of Vietnam issued by State Bank of Vietnam in 2001 to commemorate 50th Anniversary of State Bank of Vietnam. This polymer note has a dimension of 165 x 82mm.

The front features the portrait of Ho Chi Minh (1890 - 1969), Vietnamese nationalist leader and President of North Vietnam (1954-69). He led the army that won the French Indochina War 1946 - 1954. He later led the North Vietnam's struggle to defeat the U.S. supported government in South Vietnam but died before the reunification of Vietnam in 1976. Vietnamese bronze drum, symbolising 4000 years of formation and struggle to defend the country is depicted in the center of the note.

The back features the headquarter of the State Bank of Vietnam located at Hanoi that was established in 1951. The Vietnamese words "NGAN HANG NHA NUOC VIET NAM" means "State Bank of Vietnam" and "NAM MUOI DONG" means "Fifty Dong".

The first polymer note issued by State Bank of Vietnam in conjucntion with its 50th Anniversary.

The cover and content of the 50 Dong polymer note which was issued to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of State Bank of Vietnam.

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