Sunday, November 27, 2011
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand will turn 84 (7th cycle) on 5th December 2011. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Bank of Thailand (BOT) has announced a commemorative 100 Baht banknote.
HM King is also referred to as King Rama 9 as he is the 9th King of the Chakri dynasty. A total of 9,999,999 notes will be available on 2nd December and will be sold at 200 Baht each.
The size of the banknote will be 162 x 84mm to reflect 1+6+2="9" and "84" years.
The serial number will begin with 9 K / 9 ธ ("K" and "ธ" stands for "King/พระมหากษัตริย์")
Friday, November 25, 2011
The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue more banknotes with the Rupee symbol. These banknotes will be very similar to the existing Mahatma Gandhi Series and will carry the signature of Dr. D. Subbarao as Governor RBI.
1. 10 Rupees with "R" inset letter and year 2011 (on reverse) - press release of RBI on Nov 18, 2011.
2. 100 Rupees without any inset letter and year 2011 (on reverse) - press release of RBI on Nov 22, 2011.
3. 1000 Rupees without any inset letter and year 2011 (on reverse) - press release of RBI on Nov 18, 2011.