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10 Riels Democratic Kampuchea

10 Riels (Democratic Kampuchea) -  obverse10 Riels (Democratic Kampuchea) -  reverse

© Micheal Linke

Features

Country Cambodia
Period Democratic Kampuchea (1975-1979)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1975
Value 10 Riels (10)
Currency First riel (1953-1975)
Composition Paper
Size 133 × 69 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 22
  • 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.

Obverse

Khmer Rouge cadre firing heavy machinegun text and numbers in Khmer

Lettering:
១០
ចធាការកម្ពុជា
ដប់រៀល
๑๙๗๕

Translation:
10
Kampuchea
Ten Riels
1975

Reverse

Khmer Rouge helping the peasants with rice harvest, date in cartouche embedded in boarder pattern

Lettering: ចធាការកម្ពុជា

Translation: Kampuchea

Watermark

Angkor Wat motif, three central spires, in various locations around note

Comments

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
1975 

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Banknotes Cambodia 10 Riels (Democratic Kampuchea)