Riel: coin from State of Cambodia (1970-...); 100 sen

RIEL: COIN OF CAMBODIA

20 riel, 1991: State of Cambodia

20 riel, 1991: State of Cambodia

Commemorative non-circulating coin: 1994 FIFA World Cup in USA.

STATE OF CAMBODIA.

20 RIELS.

The flag of Cambodia 1989-1993: at the base — a temple complex of the 12th century Angkor Wat.

XV WORLD CUP — UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — 1994.

Football player kicks the ball.

A fairly common phenomenon in numismatics: the names of two states are indicated on the coin in equal-sized font.

Mintage: 30.000.

  • Silver (0.999): 38 mm - 11.96 g
  • Reference price: 25$

COIN RIEL — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. CAMBODIA (KHMER REPUBLIC + PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KAMPUCHEA + STATE OF CAMBODIA + KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA, 1970-...): riel = 100 sen

About the name of the coin riel (Khmer "រៀល"): there are at least two versions of the origin of this term — generally accepted and local, less likely.
Generally accepted: the origin of the name of the riel coin is associated with the widespread use of Spanish reals in ancient times, including on the Indochina peninsula.
Local version: the name of the coin comes from the riĕl ("small fish" in Khmer) — Mekong river fish (according to other data, it is about small fish that it was frequently caught in Tonlé Sap Lake and utilizing it as a barter for other things — a kind of substitute for money).