50 Riels Democratic Kampuchea

50 Riels (Democratic Kampuchea) -  obverse50 Riels (Democratic Kampuchea) -  reverse

© Micheal Linke

Features

Country Cambodia
Period Democratic Kampuchea (1975-1979)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1975
Value 50 Riels (50)
Currency Democratic Kampuchea Riel (1975)
Composition Paper
Size 140 × 72 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 23
  • 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 peasants planting rice in field, Four faces of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (God who hears the cry of the World), Bayon temple (Angkor Thom) to the right. Text and denomination in Khmer

Lettering:
៥០
ចធាការកម្ពុជា
ហាសិបរៀល
๑๙๗๕

Translation:
50
Kampuchea
Fifty Riels
1975

Reverse

Female Khmer Rouge firing Rocket Propelled Grenade and other light arms, text in Khmer date in cartouche embedded in boarder design.

Lettering: ចធាការកម្ពុជា

Translation: Kampuchea

Watermark

Three central towers of Angkor Wat, part of state motif adopted on Democratic Kampuchea flag (5 spires).

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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