1 Riel FAO) (Khmer Republic

1 Riel (FAO) (Khmer Republic) -  obverse 1 Riel (FAO) (Khmer Republic) -  reverse

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Country Cambodia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1970
Value 1 Riel (1)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 2.8500 g
Diameter 19.42 mm
Thickness 1.34 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 04-17-1975
References KM# 59, Schön# 21
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue



Temple of Angkor Wat

៩ តុលា ១៩៧០

Khmer Republic
9 October 1970


Grain bouquet, denomination

សូ្រវជាជីវិត នៃ សេដ្ឋតិច្នជាតិ
១ ៛. | 1 ៛.

It is the life of the national economy
One Riel




Norodom Sihanouk (Life:1922-2012) was  King of Cambodia (1st Reign:1941-1955) (2nd reign: 1993-2004) and as Head of state: 1960-1970. He was overthrown on 18/March/1970 by by General Lon Nol of Khmer Republic.  Due to the fall of the Cambodian government in 1970, the coin was not released then.

However, this coin was released in limited numbers in 1983. and this came into circulation.

Note: According to Standard catlog of  world coins - This coin was minted at the Llantrissant Branch Mint in 1972 but dated 1969. According to the FAO, the coin was to have been dated 1971. The photograph of the coin, supplied by the FAO, is dated 1970. Only This type of coin is currently available.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1970  5,000,000 3.24 11.23 Released only in 1983

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