Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cambodia - Kingdom of Cambodia Banknote (1995 to 1999 Series)

This series of Cambodian banknote consists of four denominations which are 100 Riels, 200 Riels, 500 Riels and 1000 Riels. These notes were issued from 1995 to 1999. One of the features of this series of Cambodian banknote is the year of the note issuance was printed at the bottom right corner of the note except 1000 Riels was printed at left corner. Despite the year of issuance and signature are varies, the designs of the note are identical.

The obverse of this series of banknote depicts the Cambodian historical icons and landmarks. These landmarks have included the famous Angkor Wat Temple, Bayon Temple, four faces of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva and etc. The reverse features the scene of various agricultural activities such as rubber tapping, paddy harvesting etc.

The year of issuance was printed at the right corner of 100 Riels note.

100 Riels

This 100 Riels note was first issued on 27 December 1995. The obverse of the note features the Independence Monument with a standing lion stone. The royal coat of arm was printed on the upper left corner. The reverse features workers tapping the rubber trees.

200 Riels

This 200 Riels note was first issued on 27 December 1995. The obverse features the irrigation sluice gate and the royal coat of arms printed on the upper left corner. The reverse features the four faces of the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.

500 Riels

This 500 Riels note was first issued on 27 December 1995. The obverse depicts the picture of Angkor Wat Temple and the royal coat of arms printed on the upper left corner. The reverse features the scene of paddy fields and farmers transplanting rice.

1000 Riels

This 1000 Riels note was issued on 24 December 1999. The obverse features Bayon temple that symbolizing the glorious culture of the Khmer people. The reverse depicts the scene of "Troh" bridge construction along the National Road No 6.

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