For a past few weeks, we are looking at different currencies from all over the world. Today let’s see a beautiful banknote from Vietnam.
This 200 Dong banknote issues in the year 1987 have on its obverse the portrait of Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969), a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was Chairman and First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Vietnam, to right. Vietnamese emblem (Coat of Arms) is seen to left with denominational value in numerals and words in left centre. Year of the issue is in the left bottom corner with the serial number and country name “Cong Hoa Xa Hoi Chu Nghia Viet Nam” (Socialist Republic of Vietnam) at the top.
The reverse depicts one of the most important parts of Vietnamese economy: Agricultural produce! Agricultural activities are depicted with farmers in the background of a tractor ploughing a field to right. The traditional floral decoration is seen at corners with denominational values in numbers and words with issuing bank name “Ngân Hàng Nhà Nuoc Viet Nam” (The State Bank of Vietnam) at the top.
Watermark: Lotus flower.
Predominant colour: Red-brown.
Image Courtesy: Mintage World