Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thailand: Commemorative coins to be issued in 2010

On 22nd December, the Treasury department of Thailand announced plans for release of commemorative coins during the year 2010.

1. 100 years of Command and General Staff College, Royal Thai Army
a) 10 Baht Bi-metallic coin
Earlier post on this coin can be seen at:

2. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Global Leader Award to HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej
a) 16,000 Baht 99% Gold proof coin to be sold @ 25,000 Baht
b) 800 Baht 99% Silver proof coin to be sold @ 1,400 Baht
c) 20 Baht Cupro-nickel coin
Earlier post on this coin can be seen at:

3. 84th Birthday of HRH Princess Bejaratana
Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda Sirisobhabannavadi (pronounced Pet-Cha-Rat, born 24 Nov 1925) is the only daughter of late HM King Rama 6. She is a first cousin of current HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama 9).
a) 800 Baht Silver coin to be sold @ 800 Baht
b) 20 Baht Cupro-nickel coin
c) 10 Baht Bi-metallic coin

4. 150th Birthday of HRH Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse
HRH Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse was Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Siamese Army during the reign of HM King Rama 5 who was his half-brother. He is also the founder of the Thai postal service.
a) 10 Baht Bi-metallic coin

5. "Father of Thai Trade" title given to HM King Rama 3
On 4th November 2008, the Cabinet of Thailand passed a resolution to felicitate HM King Rama 3 as the Father of Thai Trade.
a) 20 Baht Cupro-nickel coin

6. 150 years of Royal Thai Mint
The Royal Thai Mint was established in 1860, under the Royal Decree of HM King Rama 4, inside the Grand Palace, in the same building where the bullet coins had been made, and named "Rong Kasap Sitthikarn". Flat coins are minted since then.
a) 50 Baht Cupro-nickel coin

Wish all readers a very Merry Christmas...

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