Coins and Banknotes of Vietnam
and French Indochina

French Union issues for Cambodia 1953-1959

aluminium

Obverse:

Text:
ព្រះរាជឤណា ចក្រ កម្ពុជា = Kingdom of Cambodia;
date in Buddhist and Western style: ព.ស.២៤៩៦.គ.ស.១៩៥៣ = B.E. 2496, A.D. 1953(*);
(*) on the coins of 1959 the obverse and reverse dates mismatch; apparently, French engravers could not read Cambodian...

Reverse:

date; denomination;
Text:
ROYAUME DU CAMBODGE = Kingdom of Cambodia;

No mintmark

(Paris Mint); privy marks: cornucopia, wing (1953), owl (1959)

Engraver:

Lucien Georges Bazor

KM#51 1953 10 Cent

Cambodia 10 cent 1953 coin, obverseCambodia 10 cent 1953 coin, reverse

Obverse:

hong bird;

Reverse:

Text:
១០ សេន = 10 Cents

KM#E9 1953 10 Cent Essai

Cambodia 10 cent 1953 essai coin, obverseCambodia 10 cent 1953 essai coin, reverse

Obverse:

hong bird;

Reverse:

Text:
១០ សេន = 10 Cents
ESSAI = Trial
mintage: 1200 pieces

KM#PE9 1953 10 Cent Essai/Piefort

Cambodia 10 cent 1953 essai/piefort coin, obverseCambodia 10 cent 1953 essai/piefort coin, reverseCambodia 10 cent 1953 essai/piefort coin, edge

Obverse:

hong bird;

Reverse:

Text:
១០ សេន = 10 Cents
ESSAI = Trial
mintage: 104 pieces

KM#52 1953 20 Cent

Cambodia 20 cent 1953 coin, obverseCambodia 20 cent 1953 coin, reverse

Obverse:

ceremonial bowls;

Reverse:

Text:
២០ សេន = 20 Cents

KM#E10 1953 20 Cent Essai

Cambodia 20 cent 1953 essai coin, obverseCambodia 20 cent 1953 essai coin, reverse

Obverse:

ceremonial bowls;

Reverse:

Text:
២០ សេន = 20 Cents
ESSAI = Trial
mintage: 1200 pieces

KM#53 1953 50 Cent

Cambodia 50 cent 1953 coin, obverseCambodia 50 cent 1953 coin, reverse

Obverse:

royal coat of arms;

Reverse:

Text:
៥០ សេន = 50 Cents

KM#E11 1953 50 Cent Essai

Cambodia 50 cent 1953 essai coin, obverseCambodia 50 cent 1953 essai coin, reverse

Obverse:

royal coat of arms;

Reverse:

Text:
៥០ សេន = 50 Cents
ESSAI = Trial
mintage: 1200 pieces

KM#54 1959 10 Sen

Cambodia 10 sen 1959 coin, obverseCambodia 10 sen 1959 coin, reverse

Obverse:

hong bird;

Reverse:

Text:
១០ សេន = 10 Cents

KM#55 1959 20 Sen

Cambodia 20 sen 1959 coin, obverseCambodia 20 sen 1959 coin, reverse

Obverse:

ceremonial bowls;

Reverse:

Text:
២០ សេន = 20 Cents

KM#56 1959 50 Sen

Cambodia 50 sen 1959 coin, obverseCambodia 50 sen 1959 coin, reverse

Obverse:

royal coat of arms;

Reverse:

Text:
៥០ សេន = 50 Cents