Friday, November 13, 2009

Thailand: Series 3 Banknotes issued 1934

1 Baht Series 3 type 1
P22 1 Baht Series 3 (Click above to see larger image)

Series 3 banknotes were first issued in 1934 during the reign of King Rama 7 and have 4 denominations - 1, 5, 10 and 20Baht.

Series 3 banknotes have two types:
1. with portrait of King Rama 7, and
2. with portrait of boy King Rama 8

Above picture is of 1 Baht banknote of Series 3 Type 1. Obverse has portrait of King Rama 7 and Royal barge float while reverse has Phra Samut Chedi Temple. Type 1 notes have two obverse varieties - note that the title of Minister of Finance was changed from "พระคลัง" (Phra Khlang) to "การคลัง" (Karn Khlang).

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thailand: Series 2 Banknotes issued 1925

1 Baht Series 2 types
P16a and P16b

Series 2 banknotes were first issued in 1925 (printed during reign of King Rama VI but released during King Rama VII's reign)and have 6 denominations - 1, 5, 10, 20, 100 and 1,000Baht. All denominations have 2 types of legends in Thai - "Promised to pay to the bearer on demand in Siamese currency" and "This note is legal tender in accordance with the law".

Above are the two obverse varieties of the 1 Baht note along with the reverse. Obv has twelve rays made up of microprinted Thai text "Government of Siam". Rev depicts the royal ploughing ceremony which is practised even till today.

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