“Best New Banknote” award for a 15,000 riel note presented to the head of NBC

Antonio Cesario Ricdo, deputy director of the Swiss high-security paper maker, presented the award to NBC Governor Chea Chanto in Phnom Penh on April 6. NATIONAL BANK OF CAMBODIA

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has finally been awarded the 2019 “Best New Banknote” award for its 15,000 riel banknote by representatives of the Landqart AG printing company after a long wait due to border restrictions. by the pandemic.

Antonio Cesario Ricdo, deputy director of the Swiss high-security paper maker, presented the award at NBC in Phnom Penh on April 6, according to central bank governor Chea Chanto.

Issued for circulation in 2019, the note commemorates the 15th anniversary of the coronation of King Norodom Sihamoni. Bearing the king’s portrait on one side, it is flanked by images of the win-win monument and the king, as well as the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk at the coronation of their son.

The note was honored by Reconnaissance International at its 18th High Security Printing Asia (HSP Asia) conference in Yokohama, Japan in November 2019.

The Council of Ministers’ Press and Rapid Response Unit said the 2019 decision to recognize this banknote meant that it recognized the BNC’s “very modern” technical output, the inclusion of a design that reflects the cultural heritage of the Kingdom as well as security features that protect it from counterfeiting.

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The award-winning banknote of 15,000 riels. Facebook

The unit pointed out that the HSP Asia Conference identifies banknotes of exceptional quality – both in terms of appearance and technical aspects – issued for circulation.

Founded in 1988, Reconnaissance International is a business intelligence organization specializing in holography and authentication for document security and personal identification.

Yong Kim Eng, of the People’s Center for Development and Peace, said it was important that the banknotes were of good quality, and that receiving an award for a considered design “brought honor” to Cambodia on the international scene.

He said the 15,000 riel banknote sets an example for other Cambodian product producers to follow in terms of quality and design to earn similar reputation and prestige.

“What is important is our political will and the high commitment of technical experts and politicians to make everything possible. I think it will be a great source of pride for Cambodia – to be able to achieve similar prestige in other sectors as well,” he said.

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