Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thailand: Siam Anachak Coins of Rama 5

The decimal system devised by HRH Prince Mahisorn, in which 1 Baht = 100 Satang, was introduced by HM King Rama 5 in 1897. The first coins made of cupro-nickel and dated 1897 were issued in 1898. Denominations issued were 2½, 5, 10 and 20 Satang. These coins are known as the "Siam Anachak" (สยามอาณาจักร) coins. These coins were also the first coins carrying the three-headed elephant. Note that date on the coins is ศก ๑๑๖ which is same as ร.ศ. (RS). RS 116 is equivalent to 1897.

Click to see Checklist of Siam Anachak coins.

Please refer to my previous posts Thailand: Circulating coin denominations and Thailand: Coin Dating to understand denominations and dates.

No comments:

Blog Widget by LinkWithin