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Silver Dragon Dollar of the Minh Mang Period

Vietnam. Minh Mang Silver 7 Tien, Year 15 (1834), Obv four Chinese characters around central Sun, Rev dragon

Vietnam. Minh Mang Silver 7 Tien, Year 15 (1834), Obv four Chinese characters around central Sun, Rev dragon

Above is a Vietnamese silver dragon coin issued during the Minh Mang period(1820-40). During this period, the Vietnamese have had dealing with the Spanish. The aforesaid Vietnamese silver dollar is an attempt by the Vietnamese to adopt these silver dollars like the Spanish dollars, however due to lack of financial control by the government, the attempt failed.

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