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Old Vietnamese Bank Notes - Worthless?

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poet
9/11/2018 09:55 EST

My brother was in Vietnam over a decade ago and didn't get to spend around 8 million in 100,000 notes before he left.

They were forgotten but turned up again recently, so, I took them in case I happened to visit Vietnam.

I arrived at HCMC Airport today and, when trying to buy a bus ticket to the airport, was disappointed to be told that those notes are no longer valid.

Would anyone know if there any mechanism to exchange old Vietnamese notes, as the Bank of England does in the UK?

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ralphnhatrang
9/24/2018 08:27 EST

You could try exchanging them at a bank, but I don't like your chances. If that doesn't work, try and find and flog a few notes at a time to collectors (including foreign visitors) you meet. Don't expect them to pay face value.

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poet
9/24/2018 14:20 EST

Thanks very much for taking the time to reply Ralph!

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