KHR – Cambodian Riel

Monetary System

1 Cambodian riel (KHR) = 10 kak = 100 sen

2019 Commemorative Issues

This note commemorates the 15th anniversary of the coronation of King Norodom Sihamoni (29 October 2004 – 29 October 2019).

Description: 15,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 170 x 75 mm

Lavender. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; King Norodom Sihamoni. Back: English and Khmer text; King Father Norodom Sihanouk, King Norodom Sihamoni, and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk at 2004 coronation; Win-Win monument in Phnom Penh; three-headed elephant carrying a garuda bearing a swan. TRILUMIC holographic stripe. 4-mm wide windowed security thread with demetalized Cleartext. Watermark: King Norodom Sihamoni and electrotype lotus flower. Printer: (Banknote Printing Works of the National Bank of Cambodia). 170 x 75 mm. Composite (Durasafe).
This note was honored as the Best New Banknote at High Security Printing Asia 2019. This is the first circulating note printed on Durasafe in Southeast Asia.

2017 Commemorative Issues

This note commemorates the 65th birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni.

Description: 20,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 155 x 72 mm

Brown and purple. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; King Norodom Sihamoni. Back: English and Khmer text; Banteay Srei Temple in Siem Reap. Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized *NBC*. Watermark: King Norodom Sihamoni and electrotype lotus flower. Printer: (Unknown). 155 x 72 mm. Paper.

2015 – 2016 Commemorative Issues

These notes were introduced in 2017 to commemorate the 64th birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni.

Description: 1,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 146 x 68 mm

Purple and blue. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; coat of arms; King Norodom Sihanouk. Back: English and Khmer text; King Norodom Sihanouk riding horse; Royal Palace throne room; kinnari (half-human, half-bird). No security thread. Watermark: Floral pattern. Printer: (Unknown). 146 x 68 mm. Paper.

Description: 5,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 146 x 68 mm

Violet and brown. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; King Norodom Sihanouk wearing beret. Back: English and Khmer text; Kampong Kdei bridge in Siemreap Province. Solid security thread with demetalized *NBC*. Watermark: Unknown. Printer: (Unknown). 146 x 68 mm. Paper.

2015 Commemorative Issues

This note commemorates the 62th birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni.

Description: 10,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 155 x 72 mm

Blue. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; King Norodom Sihamoni. Back: English and Khmer text; Neak Pean (entwined serpents) archeological ruins of Buddhist temple on circular island in Preah Khan Baray, Angkor; stone statue of horse, Balaha. Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized *NBC*. Watermark: Floral pattern. Printer: (Unknown). 155 x 72 mm. Paper.

2013 Commemorative Issues

This note commemorates 60 years of Cambodia’s independence.

Description: 2,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 146 x 68 mm

Green. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; coat of arms; King Norodom Sihanouk. Back: Khmer text; Norodom Sihanouk and soldiers; Independence Monument in Phnom Penh. No security thread. Watermark: Floral pattern. Printer: (Unknown). 146 x 68 mm. Paper.

This note commemorates the 61st birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni.

Description: 50,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 155 x 72 mm

Brown. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; King Norodom Sihanouk. Back: English and Khmer text; Koh Ker ruins; sculpture of baby elephant. Solid security thread with demetalized 5000 • ៥000. Watermark: King Norodom Sihanouk and electrotype lotus flower. Printer: (Unknown). 155 x 72 mm. Paper.

2012 Commemorative Issues

This note commemorates King Norodom Sihanouk, who died of illness at the age of 90 in Beijing on 15 October 2012.

Description: 1,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 146 x 68 mm

Lilac and dark blue. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; coat of arms; King Norodom Sihanouk. Back: Khmer text; Royal Palace throne room; golden swan-shaped float carrying Sihanouk’s body. No security thread. Watermark: Floral pattern. Printer: (Unknown). 146 x 68 mm. Paper.

This note commemorates the 60th birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni.

Description: 100,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 170 x 76 mm

Green, blue, yellow, and pink. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; coat of arms; Queen Norodom Monineath and King Norodom Sihanouk. Back: English and Khmer text; King Norodom Sihanouk, King Norodom Sihamoni, and Queen Norodom Monineath; bas relief. Holographic stripe. Solid security thread. Watermark: King Norodom Sihanouk and electrotype lotus flower. Printer: (Unknown). 170 x 76 mm. Paper.

2005 – 2015 Issues

Description: 2,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 146 x 68 mm

Green, black, and yellow. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; Portal at Preah Vihear temple. Back: English and Khmer text; farmers harvesting rice; palm trees; Angkor Wat. Solid security thread with demetalized *NBC*. Watermark: Varieties. Printer: (Unknown). 146 x 68 mm. Paper.

Description: 20,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 150 x 70 mm

Violet and purple. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; King Norodom Sihamoni. Back: English and Khmer text; aerial view of Angkor Thom; face sculpture at Bayon temple of Angkor Thom. Holographic stripe. Solid security thread with demetalized *NBC*. Watermark: Bayon sculpture. Printer: (Unknown). 150 x 70 mm. Paper.
This note was issued to mark the king’s 55th birthday.

2001 – 2007 Issues

Description: 5,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 146 x 68 mm

Green and brown. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; King Norodom Sihanouk. Back: English and Khmer text; Kampong Kdei bridge in Siemreap Province. Solid security thread with demetalized *NBC*. Watermark: Bayon sculpture. Printer: (Unknown). 146 x 68 mm. Paper.

Description: 10,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 146 x 68 mm

Blue. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; King Norodom Sihanouk. Back: English and Khmer text; long boat in river during Water Festival; Royal Palace. Solid security thread with demetalized *NBC*. Watermark: Bayon sculpture. Printer: (Unknown). 146 x 68 mm. Paper.

Description: 50,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 150 x 70 mm

Violet and brown. Front: Khmer text; naga, mythical snake; King Norodom Sihanouk. Back: English and Khmer text; Angkor Wat. Solid security thread with demetalized *NBC*. Watermark: Bayon sculpture. Printer: (Unknown). 150 x 70 mm. Paper.

1995 – 1998 Issues

Description: 100,000.00 KHR – Cambodian Riel Size: 156 x 67 mm

Green. Front: Khmer text; Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk and King Norodom Sihanouk. Back: Khmer text; King and Queen beneath parasols greeting crowd. Windowed security thread. Watermark: Sihanouks. Printer: FRANÇOIS-CHARLES OBERTHUR. 156 x 67 mm. Paper.

National Bank of Cambodia

On 30 January 1992, in the 22nd ordinary session, the first legislature, the National Assembly of the State of Cambodia adopted the Law on the Change of Organization’s name and duty of the Bank of Cambodia from the People’s Bank of Kampuchea to the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), which was promulgated by the council of state on 8 February 1992.