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Vietnamese Money through Time

New coins were minted by every new dynasty in the East. But kings were not the only ones to issue their own money… For the four short days of the year 1521 in which his contemporaries called him “King,” Tran Cao did one major thing to commit his name to posterity: he minted his own […]

Vietnam Currency

Dong is the official currency in Vietnam. Previously, Dong was dived into 10 hao, which can be dived into 10 smaller unit: xu. However, Vietnamese today no longer use these two smaller units. The current bill denominations in Vietnam Dong is 200 (rarely used now); 1,000; 2,000; 5,000; 10,000; 20,000; 50,000, 100,000 and 500,000. Temporarily, […]