Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thailand: New Commemorative coins announced

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej received on January 14, 2009, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Global Leader Award in recognition of his extraordinary commitment to promoting intellectual property and his important contribution to society as a prolific inventor.

To commemorate this award, new coins will be issued during early part of 2010. Three denominations are expected:
1) Gold proof coin of 16,000 Baht
2) Silver proof coin of 800 Baht, and
3) Cupro-nickel 20 Baht

Postage stamps bearing image of this award were released on 5th Dec, 2009 which marked His Majesty's 82nd birthday. The medal design would probably be also used on reverse side of the coins.

9 Baht postage stamp 82nd birthday HM King

Bi-metallic 10 Baht commemorating 100 years of Command and General Staff College, Royal Thai Army (planned for Oct 2009 release) are still not yet issued.

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