Government Releases New Banknotes of 200 Riel and 2,000 Riel

The Royal Government of Cambodia released new banknotes of 200 Riel (about US$0.05) and 2,000 Riel (roughly US$0.5), according to separate sub-decrees issued on Nov. 14.

The 2,000 Riel and 200 Riel banknotes will be in circulation along with other existing banknotes that have been issued in the past from the date of announcement, read the sub-decrees signed by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Portrait of His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni is featured in the banknotes’ front side and the back side of 200 Riel banknote is highlighted with the Chan Chhaya pavilion and that of 2,000 Riel banknote with Tor (lion) Temple and lion statue at Sambo Prei Kuk Temple.

In April this year, the 15,000 Riel banknote issued in 2019 to mark the 15th anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Coronation Day (Oct. 29) was recognised as the Best New Banknote from Switzerland-based printing company Landqart AG, at the Reconnaissance International’s 18th High Security Printing Asia (HSP Asia) Conference in Yokohama, Japan.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press