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5 Riels Democratic Kampuchea

5 Riels (Democratic Kampuchea) -  obverse5 Riels (Democratic Kampuchea) -  reverse

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Country Cambodia
Period Democratic Kampuchea (1975-1979)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1975
Value 5 Riels (5)
Currency First riel (1953-1975)
Composition Paper
Size 120 × 56 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 04-15-1975
References P# 21
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.


Image of the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, lettering in Khmer, denomination in all corners in Khmer, date 1975 in Khmer numbers. Serial numbers in blue ink.



Five Riels


Peasant workers constructing a dike, denomination in upper corners in Khmer, date centered below image in cartouche

Lettering: ចធាការកម្ពុជា

Translation: Kampuchea


The notes were printed in China, and were released when the Khmer Rouge forces occupied Phnom Pehn. From here there is some disagreement. Some sources state that the notes were exchanged by sympathetic soldiers while others state that the notes were destroyed having never been issued. Some eyewitness accounts shared that some zones the notes were distributed, but regardless the notes were useless as Democratic Kampuchea,  as the state would be know, destroyed all vestiges of capitalism and money in all forms was outlawed.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1975  100%
1975  0% Specimen

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Banknotes Cambodia 5 Riels (Democratic Kampuchea)