Friday, February 12, 2010

Thailand: Series 8 Banknotes

After the end of WWII, the Thai government failed in getting Thomas de la Rue to print new banknotes as the printing company had been damaged during the war and was unable to accept new orders. The Thai government thus turned to the U.S. government for assistance. The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing prepared the printing plates and the banknotes were printed by Tudor Press Inc. These series of banknotes were issued late 1946 and early 1947.

Thailand Series 8 banknote Baht
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Denominations issued were:
1 Baht : Pick 63
5 Baht : Pick 64
10 Baht : Pick 65
20 Baht : Pick 66, and
100 Baht : Pick 67

These were the last banknotes issued with HM King Rama 8's portrait as he passed away on 9 June 1946. Series 9 banknotes issued from 1948 onwards carried portrait of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama 9). Series 9 notes were used for almost 20 years and will take me some time to compile all details like watermarks, serial numbers, etc. to put them in this blog.

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