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Thailand new 20-baht note confirmed

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The Bank of Thailand issued a new 20-baht note on 1 April 2013. Green in color, the note measures 138 x 72 mm and features a portrait of King Rama IX in the Royal House of Chakri gown on the front, and on the back are images of the royal statue of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great seated on the Manangkhasila Asana Throne, the invention of the Thai script, the Ramkhamhaeng stele, ancient Thai script Lai Sue Thai, the grievance hearing, the Bell of King Ramkhamhaeng, and Sangkhalok Wares.

The new notes have high-technology anti-counterfeiting measures. They also have Braille so the blind can identify the value. The watermark of Thai numeral 20 is specially transparent when held against the light; the green security thread embedded into the paper will change to the color of red-purple when user tilts the new banknotes; and the use of raised features and matching element techniques on denomination numeral. The banknotes are made of better paper quality to provide the longer life cycle.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson, Phil Martin, and Sanjay Basu.

Thailand new signature 500-baht note confirmed

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500 baht (US$16), no date. Like P107, but new signatures (Kittirat na Ranong and Prasarn Trairatvorakul).

Courtesy of Vic Krysko.

Thailand new signature 1,000-baht note confirmed

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1,000 baht (US$32), no date. Like P115, but new signatures (Kittirat na Ranong and Prasarn Trairatvorakul).

Courtesy of Vic Krysko.

Thailand new sig 100-baht note confirmed

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100 baht (US$3.20), no date. Like P114, but new signatures: Kittirat na Ranong and Prasarn Trairatvorakul.

Courtesy of Vic Krysko.

Thailand new 100-baht commemorative note confirmed

According to a Bank of Thailand press release dated 3 July 2012, this 100-baht (US$3.20) commemorative banknote was issued to celebrate His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary on 28 July 2012.

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Ten million commemorative 100-baht notes were issued into circulation on 27 July 2012. The front of the note is the same as the current circulating 100-baht note, but the back has a portrait of the prince as well as a scene of His Royal Highness being conferred the title of Crown Prince. Signatures: Kittirat na Ranong and Prasarn Trairatvorakul.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Sesthawich Wongwiwat and David Murcek (www.themonetaryunit.com).

Thailand new 80-baht commemorative notes confirmed

According to a Bank of Thailand press release dated 3 July 2012, an 80-baht (US$2.55) commemorative banknote was issued to celebrate the queen’s 80th birthday anniversary on 12 August 2012. Two million commemorative 80-baht notes were available as of 9 August encased with a hard-paper cover at 120 baht, with profits to be donated to charity. The blue note measures 162 x 80 mm, representing 80 years of age.

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PNL 80 baht (US$2.55), no date.
Blue. Front: Royal Garuda emblem; King Rama IX conferring title of Queen; Queen Sirikit rose and cattleya flowers; King Rama IX wearing uniform and Queen Sirikit; royal crest commemorating 80th birthday. Back: Royal Garuda emblem; King Rama IX and Queen Sirikit sitting with their children; roses; young Queen Sirikit wearing necklace; kneeling Queen Sirikit; royal crest commemorating 80th birthday; bamboo; Queen Sirikit giving plants to locals; cattleya flowers. Windowed Motion security thread with 80 and rose. Watermark: Queen and electrotype crowned monogram. Printer: (NPW). 162 x 80 mm.

Courtesy of Sesthawich Wongwiwat and Thomas Augustsson.

Thailand new sig 20-baht note confirmed

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20 baht (US$0.60), no date. Like P109, but new signatures (Kittirat na Ranong and Prasarn Trairatvorakul).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Thailand new signature 20-baht note confirmed

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20 baht (US$0.65), no date. Like P109, but new signatures (Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala and Prasarn Trairatvorakul).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Thailand new 500- and 1,000-baht signature varieties confirmed

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500 baht (US$16.25), no date. Like P107, but new signatures (Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala and Prasarn Trairatvorakul).

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1,000 baht (US$33.50), no date. Like P115, but new signatures (Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala and Prasarn Trairatvorakul).

Courtesy of Victor Krysko.

Thailand new signature 100-baht note confirmed


100 baht (US$3.20), no date. Like P114, but new signatures.

Courtesy of Victor Krysko.

Thailand new sig 20-baht note confirmed


20 baht (US$0.65), no date. Like P109, but new sigantures (Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala, Finance Minister; Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul, Governor).

Courtesy of Sanjay Basu.

Thailand new 50-baht note confirmed



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According to a press release dated 12 January 2012, Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul announced that the Bank of Thailand is issuing a new family (series 16) of banknotes designed to glorify Thai kings of different periods. The notes will feature "new advanced counterfeit deterrent features," but will retain the sizes, colors, and denominations of the current series. The notes will be issued over several years, beginning with the 50-baht (US$1.60) denomination issued on 18 January 2012, the date commemorating the glorious victory of King Naresuan the Great in traditional royal combat on elephant back in 1593.

50 baht, no date. Blue. Front: Royal Garuda emblem; King Rama IX wearing in the Royal House of Chakri gown. Back: Royal Garuda emblem; King Naresuan leading soldiers up ladders to attack Burmese camp; statue of Somdet Phra Naresuan Maharaj, modeled from the monument at Don Chedi Suphan Buri Province; statue of seated King Naresuan pouring water on the ground, symbolizing the declaration of independence; Phra Chedi Chai Mongkol located at Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, Phara Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. Windowed security thread with demetalized text. Watermark: King Rama IX and Thai symbol “Dok Loi.” Printer: (NPW). 144 x 72 mm.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on BanknoteNews.com.

Courtesy of Victor Krysko and Nin Cheun (http://stores.ebay.com/Noteshobby), Sesthawich Wongwiwat, and Sukhprem Sachadecha.

Thailand new 100-baht commemorative note confirmed

On 2 December 2011, Bank of Thailand issued a new 100-baht note to commemorate the king’s 7th Cycle (84th) Birthday Anniversary.


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Red and orange. Front: King’s initials in silver foil circle; King Rama IX wearing uniform; royal seal; Royal Garuda emblem. Back: King Rama IX with camera, holding papers, during his visit to Mae Roem Reservoir Project; Rama IX kneeling with a group of Thai people; royal Garuda emblem; Rama IX playing the saxophone; Rama IX planting an experimental plot of vetiver grass; four aircraft employing Super Sandwich cloud-seeding technique; Kwai Noi Bamrung Daen Dam in Phitsanulok Province and Chaipattana Low Speed Surface Aerator. Solid security thread. Watermark: Royal seal with electrotype king’s initials. Printer: (NPW). 162 x 84 mm. No date. Intro: 02.12.2011. Signature Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala and Prasarn Trairatvorakul.

9,999,999 notes were printed. If anyone knows for certain if all of these notes were sold in a folder at a premium as numsmatic products, or if some were issued into circulation for regular use, please share that information.

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson, Sejin Ahn, Jose Fabricio Macedo, TDS, and Deschamps Jérome.

Thailand new signature 20- and 100-baht notes reported


20 baht (US$0.65). Like P109, but new signature of present Governor of Bank of Thailand, Mr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul.

100 baht (US$3.25). Like P114, but new signature of present Governor of Bank of Thailand, Mr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul.

Courtesy of Sesthawich Wongwiwat and Ny Andry Ranaivosolo.

Thailand to issue new note family in December 2010

According to a post on The Nation, on 27 July 2010 the Bank of Thailand board approved the printing of new banknotes. The new 16th series of notes — in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 baht — will include more anti-counterfeit features and is expected to be issued after 5 December 2010.

Thailand new 100-baht commemorative confirmed


On 4 May 2010, Bank of Thailand issued a new 100-baht (US$3.10) note to mark the king’s 60th wedding anniversary. The note is the same as the current 100 baht (P114) but the back features the king & queen standing together. Apparently 9,999,999 notes were printed. A specimen without overprint and with all-zero serial numbers and a specimen number at lower right back has also been confirmed.

Courtesy of Sanjay Basu, Vincent Tan, Rafal Nogowczyk, Claudio Marana, and Jean-Michel Engels.

Thailand new signature 500-baht note confirmed


500 baht (US$15.05), no date. Like Pick 107, but new signature (Korn & Tharisa Wattanaket). All banknote denominations of series 15 are now complete with this signature type.

Courtesy of Sanjay Basu.

Thailand new signature 50-baht note confirmed


50 baht (US$1.45). Like Pick 112 but new signatures of Korn Chatikavanij (กรณ์ จาติกวณิช, Minister of Finance) and Tharisa Watthanaket (ธาริษา วัฒนเกส, Governor ).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Thailand new signature varieties confirmed

The following 20-, 100-, and 1,000-baht notes were issued in 2009 and feature new signatures of Korn Chatikavanij (Finance Minister) and Tharisa Watthanakase (Governor).









Courtesy of Lars Kersten.

Thailand new 50-baht commemorative confirmed


This 50-baht (US$1.45) specimen with commemorative overprint was issued on 1 November 2004 to commemorate the inauguration of the Note Printing Works. The banknote comes in a blue folder. This note exists only as a specimen; there is no regular issue with this overprint (shown below broken into two lines for legibility), which reads in English “In commemoration of the inauguration of the Banknotes Management Department of the bank of Thailand, 1 November 2004 (B.E. 2547)”:



Courtesy of Rafal Nogowczyk.

Thailand new signature 100-baht note confirmed



A new 100-baht note (US$2.80) has been reported with the signature of สุชาติ ธาดาธำรงเวช (Suchat Thadathamrongwet), who served from September 24 to December 19, 2008. Given his very short term in office, Suchat’s notes may be extremely hard to find in the future. Only this denomination has been reported with this signature combination (the signature of the governor remains that of ธาริษา วัฒนเกส, Tharisa Watthanakase), who has served since November 8, 2006.

Collectors can expect to see new varieties with the signature of the new minister of finance, กรณ์ จาติกวณิช (Korn Chatikavanij), who took over from Suchat on December 20, 2008.

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

Thailand new signature varieties confirmed


Preeyadhorn Dhevakul and Tharisa Wattanaket


Thanon Pithaya and Preeyadhorn Dhevakul


Surapong Suebwonglee and Tharisa Wattanaket

These three notes have recently been reported, but their signature varieties do not appear in the latest SCWPM.

Courtesy of Victor Miguel Gonzalez and Claudio Marana.

Thailand issues new commemorative notes on sheet




16 baht (US$0.50), ND (2007). 15 million uncut sheets issued November 28, 2007, to commemorate King Rama IX’s 80th birthday. On the 1-baht note the king is giving a speech during his coronation in 1950 at the Sutthaisawan Pratat Hall; on the 5-baht note he’s in a royal procession by land, marking his 3th Circle Birthday Anniversary in 1963; and on the 10-baht note a large crowd is paying tribute during the 60th anniversary celebrations of the king’s accession to the throne in 2006. The back depicts various aspects of the king’s royal biography, activities, and talents. 147 x 229 mm.

Courtesy of Ronny Hick.