The New 15,000 riel Bank-Note

09 Oct 2019  Wed

A new 15,000 riel bank-note has been issued by the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) in order to mark the 15th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni’s coronation on October 29.

The monarch, 66, ascended the throne as the King of Cambodia on Oct. 29, 2004, after his father late King Norodom Sihanouk abdicated due to health problem.

A sub-decree on the issuance of the 15,000-riel currency was signed by Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Monday.

The front bears a portrait of the King in the center, with an image of a statue of a seven-headed naga at Angkor Wat to the left. The note uses braille so the blind can tell its denomination.

On the reverse of the note left of center is an image of the King, Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, and the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk during a ceremony as part of his coronation in 2004.

Right of the center is an image of the Win-Win Monument, and far-right is a depiction of a three-headed elephant carrying a garuda bearing a swan. The far-left carries the message “Congratulations on the 15th anniversary of the coronation of the King”.

Its main colors are purple, lavender and blue.

Sihamoni’s photos were printed on the current banknotes of 500 riels, 10,000 riels, 20,000 riels, and 100,000 riels.

Image Courtesy: Phnom Penh Post

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