The State Bank of Vietnam held a press conference on the 4 April 2016 to announce that a souvenir (commemorative) 100 dong banknote will become available during May this year, to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Banking Sector.
The new note uses a substrate developed by paper producer Arjowiggins Security called DIAMONE® COMPOSITE which uses a blend of synthetic and cotton fibres to increase its strength and subsequent durability. This is unlike the banknotes which are currently circulating in Vietnam which all use a polymer substrate. The note’s dimensions are 83mm by 163mm.
It is also thought that the design uses De La Rue’s SPARK® Orbital colour shifting ink security feature, using ink supplied by Swiss security Ink manufacturer SICPA, to colour the number “65” on the front of the banknote.
Read the full press release from the State Bank of Vietnam here.