Cambodia to issue new 100,000-riel banknote featuring royal family pictures
Source: Xinhua
Time: 2013-May-9 15:54

PHNOM PENH, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia will launch a new 100, 000-riel banknote (in equivalent to 25 U.S. dollars) in order to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni on May 14, a central bank official said Wednesday.


"The new bill will be officially issued in the next couple of days," Nguon Sokha, director general of the National Bank of Cambodia, told Xinhua over telephone.


A sub-decree on the issuance of the new 100,000-riel banknote was signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on April 30. The 100,000-riel bill is the country's highest riel value banknote.


According to its model, the bill displays the portraits of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath on the obverse and the pictures of the two monarchs and their current King Norodom Sihamoni on the reverse.


The country will enjoy a 3-day holiday on May 13-15 in order to celebrate King Norodom Sihamoni's birthday.

Editor:Xu Rui
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