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     MILITARY  PAYMENT  CERTIFICATES   (MPC)  -  Valid Only in Vietnam

    

     Page Created:     4 July 2020

     Last Revision:     1 Aug 2020

   

MILITARY PAYMENT CERTIFICATES
  DOLLARS CENTS
Front Rear Front Rear
 

First Series

MAC-V

1962-1965

Before

Our Arrival

1        
5        
10        
25        
50        
2nd Civil Affairs Company's "Advance Party" Arrived on November 19, 1966

Second Series

1965-1968

1 x x
  5

  10
  25 x

x

  50 x

x

Valid After October 21, 1968

Third Series

1968-1969

1

x

x

x

     
  5

x

x

x

     
  10

x

x

x

     
after my tour 25

x

x

x

     
please send 50

x

x

x

     
Valid After August 11, 1969

Fourth Series

1969-1970

1

x

x

x

     
  5

x

x

x

     
  10

x

x

x

     
after my tour 25

x

x

x

     
please send 50

x

x

x

     
Valid After October 7, 1970

Fifth Series

1970-1973

1

x

x

x

     
  5

x

x

x

     
  10

x

x

x

     
after my tour 25

x

x

x

     
please send 50

x

x

x

     
2nd Civil Affairs Company was stood down on July 27, 1971

The success of these conversions depended on secrecy,

since any leakage of an imminent  C-day

would cause unauthorized users of MPC

to quickly convert their hoard into goods at the military store,

or exchange them on the black market into  Piastre  or  Regular U.S. 'Green Back'  Dollars.

According to Prugh, the first C-Day on  October 21, 1968

resulted in $276.9 million in certificates being converted,

with $6.2 million going unaccounted for,

presumably because they were in the hands of unauthorized persons.

The next C-day occurred less than a year later, on  August 11, 1969.

and the next conversion on  October 7, 1970,

 about 25% of recalled MPCs were not accounted for

2nd Civil Affairs Company was stood down on July 27, 1971

The final C-Day took place almost three years later on March 16, 1973.

 
Currency from the Republic of South Vietnam - DONG
  Dong    
Front Side Back Side    

Void Areas

Watermark or

Hologram

20    
  50    
           
  xxxx        
 

The OFFICIAL Currency Conversion Rates

South Vietnamese  DONG  to  U.S. Dollar

2nd CA Platoon   Conversion Rates  in the Hamlets  differed from the  Official Rates !

The 1940-1950s French-IndoChina Currency was the   PIASTRE   aka  " P "  or  Pee

Year
Official Conversion Rate - 12 P  = 1 US MPC
The Hamlet - Black Market Rates
1966
1 Vietnam Dong = 0.0857 US Dollar
20 P  to  1 U.S. MPC Dollar
1967
1 Vietnam Dong = 0.0849 US Dollar
 
1968
1 Vietnam Dong = 0.0849 US Dollar
 
1969
1 Vietnam Dong = 0.0850 US Dollar
 
1970
1 Vietnam Dong = 0.0850 US Dollar
 
1971
1 Vietnam Dong = 0.0851 US Dollar
 
2020
23,000+  Dong   to   1  US Dollar  -   the Success of Communism !
 

If you have 'Brand New' MPC - right off the printing press - Never Folded, Never Used

  which you put into an envelope and mailed home on  'Day ONE'  of your tour,

you may be pleasantly surprised what  'UnCirculated'  MPC   sells for on eBay   today.

  

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