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.

1 Baht 52012 obverse1 Baht 52012 reverse
Denomination: 1 Baht
Type: Circulation
Diameter: 20mm
Weight: 3g
Composition: Nickel clad steel
Edge: Reeded
Description: Obv-HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) Rev-Wat Phrakaew temple - The Grand Palace, Bangkok
Date issued: 9 Jul 2009
Catalog Nr.: 52012

5 Baht 52010 obverse5 Baht 52010 reverse
Denomination: 5 Baht
Type: Circulation
Diameter: 24mm
Weight: 6g
Composition: Cu 75% + Ni 25% + copper clad 99.5%
Edge: Reeded
Description: Obv-HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) Rev-Wat Benjamabophit temple, Bangkok
Date issued: 1 Apr 2009
Catalog Nr.: 52010

10 Baht 52009 obverse10 baht 52009 reverse
Denomination: 10 Baht
Type: Circulation
Diameter: 26mm
Weight: 8.5g
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


lunaticg said...

Thai coin is one that have wonderful culture on them. Collect some of them and still looking for some new one.
See you around.

Sanjay Basu said...

The circulating coins of Thailand always have a temple, an important religious and cultural center, on the reverse. These are famous touristic sites as well.

Blog cua DuongDH said...
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Blog cua DuongDH said...

I had new 10 baht coin, but can not find 5 and 1 baht, 1, 5 and 10 Satang
Could any one exchange them with me? I have some other coins

Sanjay Basu said...

I can send you the 1 and 5 Baht coins. 1-10 Satang coins are hardly found in circulation. Did you get hold of the 25 Satang, 50 Satang and 2 Baht coins from new series? Where do you live DuongDH?

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