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08 Feb 2023

1966 Viet Nam 5 Dong Coin

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The Military Revolutionary Council of South Viet Nam issued this nicely minted 5 Dõng Coin in 1966. They, along with other currency were supossed to circulate until 1970 or 71.



The Southern Vietnamese Dõng as well as the current one is subdivided into 100 "xu" or smaller units. There was a time earlier in the twentieth century that this beautiful Nation had many other foreign currencies circulating as their frail economy was struggling to survive holding an agricultural based support.

A curious "scalloped" design with its flower evoking eight notches this coin was brought as souvenir by many of our Nation's GI's as they made it back home from the terrible war in the 70's.
In my own words.

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Comments

Mike

Level 7

I would like to know were you got the information that our boys brought this coin home. Were? You don't know do you. Tell me the book . Give me a name of a survivor who told you. My two friends died it that war. This coin is a slap in the face of those still dying from injuries. Napam. Ever hear of it. My best friends died when a mortar hit there fox hole. There parents never got to see them after they left. We know the history. I question yours on solders bring this coin. home. P!ease give me the information What book. ?

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Level 6

My friend, one of my close relatives brought currency from VN. He served in the Air Force for 29 years. Some of his story pieces are diluted in my words. Data, mostly is from numista.com

I. R. Bama

Level 5

That is a very interesting coin! I have never seen it before. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Level 6

Thanks Bama! Even though it hurts history and its processes should be told. Currency can not be hidden from reality. Imagine not being able to narrate the formation of America nor its following paths.

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