Friday, January 25, 2008

One Million Đồng

So just for fun, I decided to take a picture of one million Vietnamese Đồng, worth about $60. Here you can see 10 bills, each worth Một Trăm Nghìn (100,000) Đồng each.

If you click on the image, you can see the original full resolution image. A few things to note. There is a small transparent window to the right of the bill's face. You can also see that the number one hundred thousand is written using a decimal point (100.000 not 100,000). This is the way they do it in France, so perhaps this notation is left over from the French colonial days. I have heard that these modern bills are actually printed in Australia. Currently this style of bill is what you normally receive, but it's not uncommon to get the older style bills which are much simpler, having no transparent parts and printed on what seems to be almost normal paper.