Vietnam Coin Collection
Once a territory of the Chinese, Vietnam gained its independence in 939 AD and remained so until its colonization by the French in the 1800’s. After France’s humiliating defeat by Ho Chi Minh in 1954, the country was divided, with Ho’s Communists remaining in the North, and a US-backed strongman leading the Democratic State of South Viet Nam. The United States viewed Ho as a Russian puppet, fearing that if Vietnam fell to the Communists, a domino effect would enable the USSR to control the entire region. Thus South Viet Nam had to be defended at all costs. Now, 50 years after one of the most polarizing conflicts in US history, this superb collection tells the story of Vietnam with coins, from 18th century colonial coins, through coins of the Vietnam war, to the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam coins still in circulation today. If your family tree includes anyone who served in the Vietnam conflict, this set is a must-have. You can add all these coins to your collection for just $95, complete with a deluxe display and informative story-card.