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Vietnamese coins for sale at Forum Ancient Coins.

Vietnam was the only region to rival China in the production of cash coins issuing a vast variety over a 1000 year period, from 960 AD to the early 20th century. The coins of Vietnam relate to historically relevant people, places, and events, and include coins issued by rebels and competing political factions.


Barker, A. The Historical Cash Coins of Viet Nam. (Singapore, 2004).
Greenbaum, C. The NguyÍn Hoŗ Era Coins of Vietnam (1533-1548 AD). (Nantes, 2013).
Krause, C.L. & C. Mishler. Standard Catalog of World Coins. (Iola, WI, 2010 - ).
Krisadaolarn, R. & V. Milhailovs. Siamese Coins: From Funan to the Fifth Reign. (Bangkok, 2012).
Lecompte, J. Monnaies et Jetons de L'Indochine FranÁaise. (Monaco, 2013).
Mitchiner, M. Oriental Coins and Their Values, Vol. 2: the Ancient and Classical World. (London, 1978).
Mitchiner, M. Oriental Coins and Their Values, Vol. 3: Non-Islamic States & Western Colonies. (London, 1979).
Mitchiner, M. "Some Early Annamese Cash" in NC XI. (London. 1971).
Novak, J. A Working Aid for Collectors of Annamese Coins. (Merced, CA, 1989).
Schroeder, A. Albert Schroeder's Gold and Silver Coins of Annam. (London, 1968).
Toda, E. Annam and its Minor Currency (1882).


Coins and Banknotes of Vietnam and French Indochina - http://art-hanoi.com/collection/coins.html
Scott Semans World Coins, Archive: Vietnamese Cash 970 AD - 1945 - http://www.coincoin.com/srXV.htm
Toda, E. Annam and its Minor Currency (1882).

History of Vietnam

Dates - Geographical Names - Rulers

2879 - 2524 BC      Xich Quy - Hong Bang dynasty
2524 - 258 BC        Van Lang - Hong Bang dynasty
257 - 179 BC          Au Lac - Thuc dynasty
207 - 111 BC          Nam Viet - Trieu dynasty (southern China as well as northern Vietnam, capital: Panyu)
111 BC - 40 AD      Giao Chi (Jiaozhi) - 1st Chinese domination
40 - 43                   Linh Nam - Trung Sisters
43 - 299                 Giao Chi (Jiaozhi) - 2nd Chinese domination
299 - 544               Giao Chau - 2nd Chinese domination
544 - 602               Van Xuan - Early Ly dynasty
602 - 938               Giao Chau - 3rd Chinese domination
602 - 679               An Nam
679 - 757               An Nam
757 - 766               Tran Nam
766 - 866               An Nam
866 - 939               Tinh Hai quan
939 - 967               Tinh Hai quan - Ngo dynasty
968 - 980               Dai Co Viet - Dinh dynasty
980 - 1054             Dai Co Viet - Early Le dynasty
1054 - 1009            Dai Viet - Early Le dynasty
1009 - 1225            Dai Viet - Later Ly dynasty
1225 - 1400            Dai Viet - Tran dynasty
1400 - 1407            Dai Ngu - Ho dynasty
1407 - 1413            Giao Chi (Jiaozhi) - 4th Chinese domination/Later Tran dynasty
1413 - 1427            Giao Chi (Jiaozhi) - 4th Chinese domination
1428 - 1777            Dai Viet - Later Le dynasty
- 1527 - 1592          Mac dynasty
- 1545 - 1787          Trinh lords
- 1558 - 1777          Quangnam (southern Vietnam) - Nguyen lords
1778 - 1804            Dai Viet - Tay Son dynasty
1804 - 1839            Viet Nam - Nguyen dynasty
1839 - 1945            Dai Nam - Nguyen dynasty
1858 - 1954            French Indochina (Tonkin, Annam, & Cochinchina)
1945                      Empire of Vietnam - Nguyen dynasty
1945 - 1976            North Vietnam - Democratic Republic of Vietnam
1955 - 1975            South Vietnam - Republic of Vietnam
1975 - 1976            South Vietnam - North Vietnamese Occupation
From 1976              Unification of Vietnam