• 5 Xu 1975, KM# A10, Vietnam, South (Republic)
  • 5 Xu 1975, KM# A10, Vietnam, South (Republic)
Description

This coin was issued by the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam (PRG). It was formed on June 8, 1969, by North Vietnam as a purportedly independent shadow government opposed to the government of the Republic of Vietnam under President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu. Delegates of the National Liberation Front, as well as several smaller groups, participated in its creation.

The PRG was recognized as the government of South Vietnam by most communist states. It signed the 1973 Paris Peace Treaty as an independent entity, separate from both South Vietnam and North Vietnam. It became the provisional government of South Vietnam following the military defeat of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam on April 30, 1975. On July 2, 1976, the PRG and North Vietnam merged to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Obverse

A bird and ornaments around the hole, face value below, inscription "Bank of Vietnam" above.

NGÂN HÀNG VIỆT NAM
5
XU

Reverse

Face value framed with ornament-like plant stalks.

NĂM
XU
5

Edge

5 Xu

Provisional Revolutionary Government
KM# A10 Schön# 51
Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Weight 1.5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape round with a center hole
Alignment Medal

Related coins

100th Anniversary of the Blue Bird Play

Europa Coin Programme

Silver, 18.75 g, ⌀ 33 mm

Bronze, 3.56 g, ⌀ 20.32 mm

Bronze, 7.1 g, ⌀ 25.9 mm