Cambodia’s 15,000 riel banknote wins international award

April 11, 2022

PHNOM PENH – Cambodia’s 15,000 riel banknote has been recognized as the “best new banknote” by Reconnaissance International, at its 18th High Security Printing Asia (HSP Asia) conference in Yokohama, Japan, according to the bank’s governor. of Cambodia (NBC), Chea Chanto, in his letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen on April 8.

The 15,000 riel banknote was put into circulation in 2019 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the coronation of King Norodom Sihamoni. It bears the King’s portrait on one side, with images of the “Win-Win” monument and the King with the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk at the coronation on the other.

The press and rapid reaction unit of the Council of Ministers said on April 9 that the decision to recognize this banknote was based on the very modern technical production of the banknote by the BNC, the inclusion of an artistic design which reflects the cultural heritage of the Kingdom and the security device which is highly secure against counterfeiting.

The unit noted that the conference was not an annual event and only took place when a ticket of the highest quality, both in appearance and technical aspects, was released.

Founded in 1988, Reconnaissance International is one of the world’s leading sources of business intelligence on holography and authentication for document security, personal identification and brand protection.

Chanto said in the letter that after the country reopened, Antonio Cesario Ricdo, Deputy Director of Landqart AG – a major high security paper manufacturer based in Switzerland – visited Cambodia and handed over the “2019 Outstanding Banknote in Asia and the Pacific”. price at the BNC.

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