At the launch ceremony of the two books (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) -
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) introduced two books on the history of the Vietnamese currency and of the central bank at a press conference on April 29,
to mark the 70th anniversary of the country’s banking system (May 6, 1951-2021).
Nguyen Thi Hong said the book on Vietnam’s currency is the first-ever scientific
work on the birth, characteristics, material, and socio-economic meaning of the
currency in different historical periods spanning a thousand years.
Since 1945 especially,
the currency can be viewed as an important historical source reflecting the
struggle for national independence and reunification and the building of socialism
under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
The book, which
took five years to complete, features more than 1,200 currency samples,
including those issued and circulated in the country from the start of King Dinh
Tien Hoang’s reign in 968.
The book on the
history of Vietnam’s banking system, meanwhile, highlights significant milestones,
achievements, and lessons on its construction and development over the past 70