Khmer Rouge Currency

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Khmer Rouge Currency

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:00 pm

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A look at the Cambodian bank notes used in Khmer Rouge times. !975-79.
From https://kohsantepheapdaily.com.kh/article/876147.html
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Re: Khmer Rouge Currency

Post by John Bingham » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:34 pm

I haven't read the article but as far as I know this currency was never actually used. You used to be able to buy sets of it Russian Market for about $10, but there was one note that was rare so was often a copy. The Anlong Veng special zone currency from the 90s is extremely rare and worth a lot to collectors. There's a very strange story about the silly foreigner who thought it was a good idea to do business with the KR and help print the notes.
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Post by Doc67 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:15 pm

I look at those pictures of the people being led away to their new utopia, oblivious of what awaits them. Where are they now?

Whenever I see older people in PP, i.e. 55+, I often wonder of what they went through, the stories they could tell. And then I reflect on my safe and easy life up until now.
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Post by bittermelon » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:20 pm

^^sounds interesting, can you tell us more or give a link?
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Post by Bubble T » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:43 pm

OP is semi-fake news. The notes were printed but weren't "used" or even distributed because ownership of private property (including currency) was illegal.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian ... %80%931999
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:51 pm

The currency was printed but not used.
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Currency abolished (Khmer Rouge), 1975-1980

Page on Cambodian banknotes:
http://www.atsnotes.com/catalog/banknotes/cambodia.html
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Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:57 pm

This 2001 PP Post story gives info on 1993 Along Veng series - as well some history of the trade in both KR series, '75 and '93
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ ... a-currency

This next link is a catalogue of all (?) Cambodian banknotes 1955 - 2015
The main chronological list includes the 1975 KR series.
Scroll to the bottom and you find the "postcard" 1993 Anlong Veng KR series.
http://www.atsnotes.com/catalog/banknotes/cambodia.html

Full set of Along Veng's worth $700 in Phnom Penh 2001.
I wonder what it would be worth today.
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Re: Khmer Rouge Currency

Post by Doc67 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:07 pm

The fact they were not distributed makes them highly collectable and probably quite rare. How many were printed?
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Re: Khmer Rouge Currency

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:21 pm

Ebay
https://www.ebay.com/b/Cambodian-Paper- ... 8513?rt=nc
(no '93 Anlong Vengs or '75 DK series - but I only scrolled the first 10 pages)

Sample of higher value notes-

1954 100 Piastres/100 Riels $1900 (unfortunate blank space on an otherwise stunning note)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/French-Indo-ch ... Swwbxc4p93

1953 Dix Piastres/10 riel rare uncirculated $150
1955/6 Four random notes, poor cond $399
1956 50 Riels poor cond $750
1973 500 Riels poor cond $500
1955 1 Riel fair cond $85
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