Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thailand: Banknotes with new signature variety

In October 2010, Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul took over the post of Governor of Bank of Thailand from Ms. Tarisa Watanagase. Banknotes with denominations 20Baht and 100Baht were issued end of January this year with new signature variety sig 82 - Korn Chatikavanij as Finance Minister and Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul as Governor BOT. 1000Baht banknotes with this new signature variety is now issued.

Thai banknote New signature variety sig 82

Thai Banknotes with new signature variety sig 82
P109 - 20Baht; P114 - 100Baht; P115 - 1000Baht

With the new elections approaching there is always of a chance of getting a new Finance Minister. This would mean another new signature variety.

Series 16 banknotes are not expected within this year.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thailand: New commemorative coins

On 18th May 2011, the Treasury department of Thailand will issue two new coins - a bimetallic 10 Baht coin commemorating 120 years of the Comptroller General’s Department and a Cupro-nickel 20 Baht coin commemorating 100 years of Vajiravudh College. Images courtesy of Treasury Department.

Bimetallic coin 120 years of Comptroller General’s Department
10 Baht: Bimetallic, 8.5g, 26mm, 1mil coins

Cupro-Nickel coin 100 years Vajiravudh College
20 Baht: Cupro-Nickel, 15g, 32mm, 0.5mil coins

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