Khmer Republic Cambodia RIEL 1970

2.85 g., Copper-Nickel, 19.42 mm. Series: F.A.O.
Obv: Temple of Angkor Wat
Rev: Grain bouquet, denomination
Edge: Reeded

Note: According to the Royal Mint of Great Britain, this coin was minted at the Llantrissant Branch Mint in 1972 but dated 1969. According to the FAO, the coin was to have been dated 1971 but was “not minted” due to the fall of the Cambodian government in 1970.

However, this coin was released in limited numbers in 1983. The photograph of the coin, supplied by the FAO, is dated 1970. This type is currently available from many sources in the numismatic market.

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2.85 g., Copper-Nickel, 19.42 mm. Series: F.A.O.
Obv: Temple of Angkor Wat
Rev: Grain bouquet, denomination
Edge: Reeded

Note: According to the Royal Mint of Great Britain, this coin was minted at the Llantrissant Branch Mint in 1972 but dated 1969. According to the FAO, the coin was to have been dated 1971 but was “not minted” due to the fall of the Cambodian government in 1970.

However, this coin was released in limited numbers in 1983. The photograph of the coin, supplied by the FAO, is dated 1970. This type is currently available from many sources in the numismatic market.