Vietnam’s central bank will reissue VND100 bills in a new design next month as a souvenir to mark 65 years of its establishment.
A statement from the bank said the red notes will be available on May 6 and made with material and security features similar to US dollar bills, including a blue motion strip.
Dao Minh Tu, deputy governor of the bank, said the publication is sponsored by four leading money printing companies from Germany, France and Switzerland. Tu said it plans to switch to the new material for other bills in the future.
The note will be a bit bigger than the polymer notes in circulation, with the image of President Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) on one side and of the bank on the other side.
VND100 notes have not been in use in Vietnam for decades.
One can buy the new notes for around a dollar apiece although the notes themselves have no transaction value. There are 2 selling places in Hanoi as listed below:
- Issue and Vault Department, State Bank of Vietnam (Tel.: 043 826 9904), 49 Ly Thai To Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi
- State Bank of Vietnam, Hanoi Branch (Tel.: 043 8253962), 45 Ly Thuong LKiet Str., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi
The central bank issued VND1 coins in 1990 to mark its 30th birthday and VND50 notes in 2001 to celebrate its 50th birthday.