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South Korea banknote printer seeking more overseas contracts

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According to an article in Korea Times dated 24 June 2014, Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) has seen its production volume halved over the past five years, and hopes to utilize excess capacity by obtaining contracts to print banknotes for other countries. Countries for which KOMSCO has produced or is producing "currencies" (may include coins, not just banknotes) include China, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Libya, Peru, Switzerland, Thailand, and Vietnam. Last year KOMSCO won an order from Peru to produce 305 million 50-nuevo sole notes, with delivery to be completed by the end of June 2014.

Vietnam new date (2013) 200,000-dong note confirmed

200,000 dong, (20)13. Like SBV B47, but new date.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Virosa.

Vietnam new date (2014) 10,000-dong note confirmed

10,000 dong, (20)14. Like SBV B43, but new date.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Indochine1931.

Vietnam chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

Vietnam cover
The Vietnam chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 14-page catalog covers notes issued by the Ngân hàng Nhà nước Việt Nam (State Bank of Vietnam) from 1964 to present. Published 24 January 2014.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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Vietnam new date (2012) 500,000-dong note confirmed

500,000 dong, (20)12. Like P124, but new date.

Courtesy of Zbyněk Sobotka.

Vietnam new date (2013) 10,000-dong note confirmed

10,000 dong, (20)13. Like P119, but new date.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Vietnam new date (2012) 50,000-dong note confirmed

50,000 dong, (20)12. Like P121, but new date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Vietnam new date (2012) 20,000-dong note confirmed

20,000 dong, (20)12. Like P120, but new date.

Courtesy of Bill Stubkjaer.

Vietnam Coins and Papermoney published

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Valota Massimiliano has published a second edition of Vietnam Coins and Papermoney, a 350-page catalog in English with color images, index of rarity, and cross-references to other catalogs for easy searching. The catalog covers the coins and notes of South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Vietnam Socialist, and military payment coupons.

Cost is 30 euro each, excluding shipping.

Anyone interested in buying one of these catalogs can contact the author by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Valota Massimiliano.

Vietnam 10,000- and 20,000-dong notes on cotton to be withdrawn 01.01.2013

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According to an article on The Voice of Vietnam dated 29 September 2012, the State Bank of Vietnam has announced that 10,000- and 20,000-dong (US$0.50 and $1, respectively) notes printed on cotton (Pick 109/115 and Pick 110) will no longer be legal tender as of 1 January 2013, but may exchange them at SBV branches and other institutions. These denominations have been replaced by polymer notes (Pick 119 and Pick 120).

Viet Nam new date (2011) 200,000- and 500,000-dong notes confirmed

200,000 dong (US$9.50), (20)11. Like P123, but new date.

500,000 dong (US$23.85), (20)11. Like P124, but new date.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on BanknoteNews.com.

Courtesy of Duong Do Hoang.

Viet Nam new date (2011) 10,000-, 50,000-, and 100,000-dong notes confirmed

10,000 (US$0.50), 50,000 (US$2.40), and 100,000 (US$4.75) dong, (20)11. Like P119, P121, and P122, respectively, but new date. Polymer.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on BanknoteNews.com.

Courtesy of Duong Do Hoang.

Viet Nam new date (2010) 10,000-dong note confirmed

10,000 dong (US$0.50), (20)10. Like P119, but new date.

Courtesy of Duong Do Hoang.

Viet Nam new date (2010) 200,000-dong note confirmed

200,000 dong (US$9.60), (20)10. Like P123, but new date.

Courtesy of Duong Do Hoang.

Viet Nam new date (2010) 500,000-dong note confirmed


500,000-dong (US$26.20), (20)10. Like P124, but new date.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Duong Do Hoang and Jean-Michel Engels.

Documentary on Reserve Bank of Australia's bribery scandal

Four Corners has produced a documentary, Dirty Money, that explores how the central pillar of Australia’s financial system, the Reserve Bank, became ensnared in an international bribery scandal related to its polymer substrate subsidiary’s attempts to gain contracts around the world.

Courtesy of Kai Hwong.

Viet Nam new date (2008) notes confirmed


All denominations of notes from Viet Nam have been confirmed dated (20)08, except the 50,000- and 200,000-dong notes.

Courtesy of Ryan Vuong.

Viet Nam 100,000-dong note error confirmed



An error has been confirmed on Viet Nam’s 100,000-dong (US$5.25) polymer note (Pick 122). In the microprinting at lower left on the front of the note the denomination is spelled out in numerals, however there is a zero missing from the second full set of numerals (see circled area above). This error has been confirmed on all dates (2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008).

Courtesy of Ryan Vuong.

Viet Nam new date (2009) notes confirmed










10,000 to 500,000 dong. Like Pick 119-124, but new date (20)09.

Courtesy of Torsten Fuhlendorf.

Viet Nam denies rumor of million-dong note


According to a VNBusinessNews.com article dated 02.12.2009, Nguyen Ngoc Bao, the director of the Monetary Policy Department, has denied rumors that the State Bank of Vietnam plans to issue 1,000,000-dong (US$54) banknotes. At present the largest denomination in Vietnam is the polymer 500,000-dong note (Pick 124, shown above).

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Viet Nam issues two new polymer notes

On August 15, 2006, the State Bank of Vietnam announced it would issue two new polymer notes. The 200,000-dong note is the first of that denomination in the nation’s history. The current paper 10,000-dong note (Pick 115) remains legal tender; all smaller bank notes are being replaced by coins. SBV has announced that it will eventually convert all its denominations to polymer.


10,000 dongs, (20)06. Issued August 30, 2006. Purple, light green, and light blue. President Ho Chi Minh. “Treehouse” wmk, curved security thread, registration device, microprinting, and “VN” latent image. Off-shore oil rigs on back. Polymer. 132 x 60 mm.


200,000 dongs, (20)06. Issued August 30, 2006. Red, green, and peach. President Ho Chi Minh as portrait and wkm. Curved security thread, registration device, OVI, and microprinting. Junk in Ha Long Bay on back. Polymer. 148 x 65 mm.

Viet Nam to issue more cotton notes

Despite previously announcing its intention to eventually convert all its bank note denominations to polymer, the State Bank of Vietnam recently announced it would issue low-denomination cotton notes in the face of strong public opposition to the usage of coins. There is no word yet on exactly what new denominations will be released, nor when.