Saturday, March 21, 2009

Cambodia - Kingdom of Cambodia Series (1995)

This is one of the complete series of Cambodian banknotes which was issued on 25 March 1995. It consists of seven denomination namely 1000 Riels, 2000 Riels, 5000 Riels, 10000 Riels, 20000 Riels, 50000 Riels and 100000 Riels. Except for the denomination of 1000 and 2000 Riels, the obverse of these notes feature the portrait of King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk Varman. The reverse of these notes feature the scene of historical monuments or temples in Cambodia.

Eventhough these notes were originally issued in 1995, some of these notes were reissued in year 1998. Those notes printed in year 1998 can be differentiated by wording of "1998" which was printed underneath the signature.

Example of the reissued in year 1998 for the denomination note of 10000 Riels

1000 Riels


This 1000 Riels note was issued on 25 March 1995. The front features the Bayon Temple tower with the four faces of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. The back features the scene of "Prasat Chan Chaya" square.

2000 Riels


This 2000 Riel note was issued on 25 March 1995. The front features a scene of fishing activities at great lake "Tonle Sap". The frieze around the note is characteristic of the decorative art found on the Banteay Srei Temple. The back features the rear view of Angkor Wat Temple.

5000 Riels

This 5000 Riels note was issued on 25 March 1995. The front features the portrait of King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk Varman with a Banteay Srei temple on the left. The back features the New Market of Cambodia.


10000 Riels

This 10000 Riels note was issued on 25 March 1995. The front features the portrait of King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk Varman and the Bayon statue appears on the left. The back features a scene of traditional Water Festival.
20000 Riels
This 20000 Riels note was issued on 25 March 1995. The front features the portrait of King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk Varman in the background of Phnom Penh's river port. The back features the Throne Room of the Royal Palace of Cambodia.
50000 Riels
This 50000 Riels note was issued on 25 March 1995. The front features the portrait of King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk Varman and the sculture of the Preah Vihear Temple. The back features the road leading to Preah Vihear Temple with its surrounding scenery.

100000 Riels

This 100000 Riels note was issued on 25 March 1995. The front features the portrait of King and Queen of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk Varman and Monineath Sihanouk. The back features the scene of King and Queen receiving the homage of the people.

No comments: