Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thailand: 2nd set of New Series circulation coins released
New series circulation coins of denominations 1 Baht, 5 Baht and 10 Baht are now released. 5 and 10 Baht coins are minted in year 2008 but released into circulation in 2009 thereby having two different circulation coinage with same year. 1 Baht coinage are minted in 2009.
Apart from changes in image of HM King Rama IX on obverse and material composition, there are several differences in the old and new series coinage. I will cover these differences soon.
New series 1, 5 and 10 Satang coins are also released. These are very rarely seen in circulation.
Denomination: 1 Baht
Composition: Nickel clad steel
Description: Obv-HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) Rev-Wat Phrakaew temple - The Grand Palace, Bangkok
Date issued: 9 Jul 2009
Catalog Nr.: 52012
Denomination: 5 Baht
Composition: Cu 75% + Ni 25% + copper clad 99.5%
Description: Obv-HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) Rev-Wat Benjamabophit temple, Bangkok
Date issued: 1 Apr 2009
Catalog Nr.: 52010
Denomination: 10 Baht
Composition: Outer ring Cupro-Nickel (Cu 75% Ni 25%)Center Aluminium Bronze (Cu 92% Ni 2% Al 6%)
Edge: Segmented Reeding
Description: Obv-HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) Rev-Wat Arun - Temple of the Dawn, Bangkok
Date issued: 1 Jun 2009
Catalog Nr.: 52009