Khmer Rouge Money

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Khmer Rouge Money

Post by thePeck » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:55 pm

So how much can you find it for? I've never checked but today in Siem Reap a guy tried to sell me one piece for $25 then discounted $5 when I almost burst out laughing.

As a side note I saw someone on eBay selling 100 riel notes for $1. I think I'm going to get in on that lol.
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Re: Khmer Rouge Money

Post by flying chicken » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:59 pm

Never heard such thing as a KR money nor aware it even exist.
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Re: Khmer Rouge Money

Post by flying chicken » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:01 pm

Are you one of the many suckers that is brought to one of the souvenir places by your 'guide'?
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Re: Khmer Rouge Money

Post by thePeck » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:04 pm

Yep they still have "pol pot" money as they call it.

I was having a ice cream "stick" thing and saw a shop so a sauntered up and asked. He didn't know my other half was Khmer but she walked away once he said that lol.
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Re: Khmer Rouge Money

Post by flying chicken » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:11 pm

They were not wrong in their marketing. It's just places making money off tourists.
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Re: Khmer Rouge Money

Post by thePeck » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:21 pm

Correct, but I wonder what people know about the actual price you can acquire these. Without a tourist market.
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Re: Khmer Rouge Money

Post by flying chicken » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:30 pm

Well, I heard of these Khmer Rouge money stuff, but I just dont think they exist, even if they do, how can can you verify it. Otherwise Rick Harrison from Pawn Star need not to bring in an expert to double check stuff brings into this pawn shop he isnt quiet sure of.
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Khmer Rouge Money

Post by thePeck » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:34 pm

Ya I agree these bills, most, we're pretty crisp. I doubted their authenticity for sure.

And I can see a big counterfeit ring for scamming the tourists.

But I know there still real KR money out there. Just not sure. When we get back to PP my gf is going to look.
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Re: Khmer Rouge Money

Post by flying chicken » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:45 pm

Ok man, report her feedback. I am very curious myself.
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Re: Khmer Rouge Money

Post by LTO » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:50 pm

flying chicken wrote:Never heard such thing as a KR money nor aware it even exist.
The KR had money printed, quite a lot of it as a matter of fact, but it was never issued to the public. Real or not, the bills should be crisp and in excellent condition since they were never circulated.
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