Cambodia issues new 20,000-riel note

20,000 riels (US$5.05), 2008. Introduced 12.05.2008, to commemorate the king’s birthday. Violet and purple. Portrait of King Norodom Sihamoni and five-headed dragon on front; aerial view of Angkor Thom and four-faced Buddha in Bayon temple on back. Signatures (Chea Chanto, Governor; Tha Yao, General Cashier), holographic strip with bank logo and 20000, solid security thread with repeating *NBC*, Bayon sculpture as watermark with electrotype denomination, raised bars for partially sighted, embedded colored threads, NATIONALBANKOFCAMBODIA microprinting, intaglio printing, iridescent stripe, and some UV elements. 155 x 72 mm.

Also available as perforated specimen with all-zero serial number. Old 20,000-riel notes to remain legal tender.