A talk on the history of Vietnamese banknotes will be held on 29th October at 2.45pm at N Square, 51 To Ngoc Van Street, Hanoi, by the Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH). The presentation will be given by the one who designed the VND500,000 banknote when he was 29 years old - Mr. Ho Trong Minh. It is a part of the FVH’s cultural series.
Mr. Ho Trong Minh used to work for the State Bank of Vietnam and now teaches graphic design at the Fine Arts University. He is also working on his thesis and a book on the history of Vietnamese paper money. The interactive session will cover various aspects about Vietnamese money (coins and notes) in ancient times and before 1945, Vietnamese banknotes from 1945 to the present day, banks in Vietnam, the design of the notes, images used and meanings of each image. Minh is the first person to gather so much information about Vietnamese banknotes. The session can be attended by 35 people, with a set donation of VND200,000 ($10) per person.