VIETNAM DONG DENOMINATIONS AND SYMBOLS ON EACH BANKNOTE

In Vietnam, paper money is used mainly in people's daily life. So before coming here, information about Vietnamese currency denominations will be very important for visitors to have an enjoyable and complete trip.

Table Contents
  • I - The 10 denominations of Vietnamese dong
  • 1 - Banknote 500đ (0.02USD)
  • 2 - Banknote 1000đ (0.04USD)
  • 3 - Banknote 2,000đ (0.09USD)
  • 4 - Banknote 5000đ (0.22USD)
  • 5 - Banknote 10.000đ (0.43USD)
  • 6 - Banknote 20.000đ (0.86USD)
  • 7 - Banknote 50.000đ (2.15USD)
  • 8 - Banknote 100.000 đồng (4.31USD)
  • 9 - Banknote 200.000 đồng (8.62USD)
  • 10 - Banknote 500.000 đồng (21.55USD) - The highest Vietnamese money denomination
  • II - Vietnamese dong denominations in the past 
  • 1 - French Indochina piastre 
  • 2 -  North Vietnamese dong (post-August Revolution) Coin (200đ) 
  • 3 - Coin (200đ)
  • 4 - Coin (500đ)
  • 5 - Coin (1000đ)
  • 6 - Coin (2,000đ)
  • 7 - Coin (5000đ)
  • 8 - Banknote (100đ)
  • 9 - Banknote (200đ)
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vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Seriouslynot
The Vietnamese money and types of money used in Vietnam include: French Indochinese piastre, North Vietnamese đồng,  South Vietnamese đồng, coin, polymer, banknote, etc.  Due to being issued in different stages of  history, they have different materials, names and colors.

vietnamese money denominations
Source: Internet

I - The 10 denominations of Vietnamese dong

1 - Banknote 500đ (0.02USD)

banknotr of 500 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Ebay
Material: Cotton
Color: Red
Obverse: The line “ The Democratic Republic of Vietnam” - Emblem of Vietnam - The portrait of President Ho Chi Minh – denomination of 500đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam” – Hai Phong Port - Denomination of 500đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.

2 - Banknote 1000đ (0.04USD)

banknotr of 1000 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Internet
Material: Cotton
Color: Purple
Obverse: The line “ The Democratic Republic of Vietnam” - Emblem of Vietnam -the portrait of President Ho Chi Minh – Denomination of 1.000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam” - Lumber productions - Denomination of 1.000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.

3 - Banknote 2,000đ (0.09USD)

banknotr of 2000 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Internet
Material: Cotton 
Color: Dark brown
Obverse: This Vietnam currency denomination has the line “ The Democratic Republic of Vietnam” - Emblem of Vietnam - The portrait of President Ho Chi Minh – Denomination of 2,000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam” - Textile factory - Denomination of 2,000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns

4 - Banknote 5000đ (0.22USD)

banknotr of 5000 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Internet
Material: Cotton
Color: Dark blue
Obverse: The line “ The Democratic Republic of Vietnam” - Emblem of Vietnam - The portrait of President Ho Chi Minh - Denomination of 5,000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam” - Trị An hydropower plant - Denomination of 5,000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.

5 - Banknote 10.000đ (0.43USD)

banknotr of 1000 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Internet
Material: Polymer
Color: Dark brown on greenish yellow
Obverse: The line “ The  Democratic Republic of Vietnam” - Emblem of Vietnam - The portrait of President Ho Chi Minh - Denomination of 10,000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam” – Oil and gas exploitation - Denomination of 10,000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns

6 - Banknote 20.000đ (0.86USD)

banknotr of 20000 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Internet
Material: Polymer
Color: Dark blue
Obverse: The line “ The Democratic Republic of Vietnam” - Emblem of Vietnam - The portrait of President Ho Chi Minh – Denomination of 20,000đ in words and numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam” -  Vietnamese currency symbol on this bank note is Covered bridge in Hoi An - Denomination of 20,000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.

7 - Banknote 50.000đ (2.15USD)

banknote of 50000 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Internet
Material: Polymer
Color: Reddish brown
Obverse: The line “ The Democratic Republic of Vietnam” - Emblem of Vietnam -The portrait of President Ho Chi Minh - Denomination of 50000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam '' – Hue landscape - Denomination of 50000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns

8 - Banknote 100.000 đồng (4.31USD)

banknote of 100000 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Internet
Material: Polymer 
Color: Dark green
Obverse: The line “ The Democratic Republic of Vietnam” - Emblem of Vietnam - The portrait of President Ho Chi Minh - Denomination of 100,000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam” - Temple of Literature - Denomination of 100,000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.

9 - Banknote 200.000 đồng (8.62USD)

banknote of 200000 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Internet
Material: Polymer
Color: brownish red
Obverse: The line “ The Democratic Republic of Vietnam” - Emblem of Vietnam - The portrait of President Ho Chi Minh - Denomination of 200,000đ in words and in numbers- Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam” – Ha Long Bay - Denomination of 200,000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns

10 - Banknote 500.000 đồng (21.55USD) - The highest Vietnamese money denomination

banknote of 500000 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Internet
Material: Polymer
Color: Dark purple
Obverse: The line “ The Democratic Republic of Vietnam” - Emblem of Vietnam  - The portrait of President Ho Chi Minh - Denomination of 500,000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam” - Ho Chi Minh’s birthplace in Kim Liên - Denomination of 500,000đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns

II - Vietnamese dong denominations in the past 

There were numerous money denominations that had been used in Vietnam in which the names and colors were all different.

1 - French Indochina piastre 

french indochina piastre vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Wikipedia
Used in: 1885-1954
Material: Cotton
Obverse: three young women in traditional clothes of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

2 -  North Vietnamese dong (post-August Revolution) Coin (200đ) 

north vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Thoibaonganhang
Used in: 2003-2011
Material: Cotton
Obverse: The line "The Democratic Republic of Vietnam" in both national and Chinese characters and President Ho Chi Minh's picture.
Reverse: Vietnamese classes including the proletariat, peasantry and military.

3 - Coin (200đ)

coin of 200 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Tienlixidoc
Used in: 2003-2011
Material: Nickel
Color: Plated steel
Obverse: Emblem of Vietnam
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam”, denomination of 200đ denomination and ethnic patterns details.

4 - Coin (500đ)

coin of 500 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Vietstock 
Used in: 2003-2011
Material: Nickel
Color: Plated steel
Obverse: Emblem of Vietnam
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam”, denomination of 500đ and ethnic patterns details.

5 - Coin (1000đ)

coin of 1000 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Internet
Used in: 2003-2011
Material: Brass
Color: Plated steel
Obverse: Emblem of Vietnam
Reverse: The line “State Bank of Vietnam”, denomination of 1000đ, This Vietnamese Dong symbol is Water Temple, Đô Temple.

6 - Coin (2,000đ)

coin of 2000 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Internet
Used in: 2003-2011
Material: Brass
Color: Plated steel
Obverse: Emblem of Vietnam
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam”, denomination of 2,000đ, Highland Stilt house in Tay Nguyen

7 - Coin (5000đ)

coin of 5000 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Internet
Used in: 2003-2011
Material: Alloy
Color: Plated steel
Obverse: Emblem of Vietnam
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam”, denomination of 5000đ and Một Cột Pagoda (One Pillar Pagoda)

8 - Banknote (100đ)

banknote of 100 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Internet
Material: Cotton
Obverse: The line " The Democratic Republic of Vietnam" - Emblem of Vietnam – denomination of 100đ in words and in numbers - Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam”- Phổ Minh Temple – Denomination of 200đ in words and numbers – Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.

9 - Banknote (200đ)

banknote of 200 vietnamese dong symbol
Source: Internet
Material: Cotton
Obverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam” – Emblem of Vietnam- the portrait of President Ho Chi Minh –  Denomination of 200đ in words and in numbers – Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.
Reverse: The line  “State Bank of Vietnam” – Agricultural production - 200đ denomination in words and in numbers – Traditional ethnic patterns and modern grid patterns.
The above are symbols and denominations of Vietnamese dong in currency and in the past. Hope this information will help visitors in their trip to Vietnam.

 
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