Cambodia 5,000 Riels, UNC
Cambodia 5,000 Riels
The Cambodian currency system is an interesting one. Believe it or not, Cambodians prefer to use foreign money with the US Dollar taking hold as Cambodia’s common currency. Due to the fact that Cambodia did not have a monetary system between 1975 and 1980, when the riel came into circulation in 1980, it didn’t have much public appeal.
So now, since the US Dollar is the common type of currency used in Cambodia, it should be noted that there are no US coins also in circulation. Instead, Cambodia uses their riel banknotes as their fractional dollar amounts in place of US coins.
The Obverse of the Cambodia 5,000 Riels Banknote features Norodom Sihanouk, the King of Cambodia from 1941 to 1955 and again in 1993 until 2004. He is affectionately known by Cambodians as Samdech Euv. The primary color of this banknote is green while smaller colors include red, blue, and yellow. Grey is also featured. On the Reverse side of the banknote features the Bridge of Kampong Kdei of the Siem Reap Province.
The Cambodia 5,000 Riels Banknote made its debut on April 6, 2001 and has been in circulation ever since.