Cambodia Issues New Banknote 

AKP Phnom Penh, October 07, 2019 —

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen signed here today a sub-decree to authorise the issuance, circulation and use of the commemorative banknote of 15,000 Riel (US$3.75).

This new banknote is 170-mm-long and 75-mm-wide with three dominant colours – purple, pink, and blue, said the National Bank of Cambodia is a Prakas (official announcement) made public this morning.

The commemorative banknote depicts the portrait of His Majesty the King on the front and the picture of His Majesty the King and his parents on the back, along with the sentence “Congratulations the 15th Anniversary of the Coronation of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni (29 October 2004-29 October 2019).”

Last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen introduced a sample of the new banknote to Their Majesties the King and Queen-Mother, during his separate courtesy calls on the monarchs at the Royal Palace.

The 15,000 Riel banknote is issued to mark the 15th anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Coronation Day to be held on Oct. 29, 2019.

By Khan Sophirom