Thailand new 20-baht note confirmed

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.