Ho's prediction came true. The United States withdrew its troops from Vietnam in 1973, after fighting for more than a decade. All told, some 1.6 million human beings were killed in the Vietnam War, and millions more were injured or MIA.
Two years later, the Viet Cong took Saigon, the Southern capital. The North subsequently absorbed the South into the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. Le Duan, who succeeded Ho Chi Minh after the latter's death in 1969, imposed a Mao-style collectivist system that destroyed the economy and impoverished much of the country. The ideology was different, but the effect on the population the same as under French rule. Only in the 21st century, with the adoption of a more Western economic system, has Vietnam found its place as an ascendant nation.
The eight coins in this collection comprise numismatic history of Vietnam, including the Vietnam War 8 COINS INCLUDED AS FOLLOWS: Dynastic Vietnam, bronze cash, ca. 18th century Uniface issues with square holes are similar in design to Chinese cash coins. French Indochina (Vichy), aluminum 1 cent, KM 26, 1943 Center hole flanked by leafy sprays.Inscriptions: "etat Francais" and Indochine. Democratic State of Viet Nam, aluminum 20 su, KM 2, 1953 One of first issues of Diem regime. Features conjoined busts of three legendary heroines: the Trung sisters and Lady Trieu. Republic of (South) Viet Nam, nickel-clad steel 20 dong, KM 11, 1968 Large 29.6 mm coin issued in year of scuttled LBJ peace plan. Features farmer in rice paddy. Republic of (South) Viet Nam, aluminum 1 dong, KM 12, 1971 Shows rice stalks and the legend: tang gia san nuat luong thuc Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, nickel-plated steel 200 dong, KM 71, 2003 Still in circulation.
Features Communist coat of arms. Coins are protected in archival capsules and beautifully displayed in a wood box. Accompanied with a story card and certificate of authenticity. Please note that we have more than one of these sets available.
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