The Bank of Thailand announced on July 20 that it will release a
series of commemorative bank notes honoring the late King Bhumibol
Adulyadej. The bank will issue 20-baht, 50-baht, 100-baht, 500-baht,
and 1,000-baht notes in which the colors, sizes, and the portrait
on the faces will be identical to the 16th series of bank notes, which
are now in regular circulation.
fallout from the Enhanced Uncirculated Coin set release:
Another column in the August 21 weekly issue of Coin World re-veals
that while forms of numismatic literature like fixed-price lists
were meant to be fleeting, they can actually be quite useful.
The backs will each feature another portrait of the king, along
with images depicting the stories of his life, as follows
(descriptions are from the bank):
➤ 20 baht: His early life.
➤ 50 baht: The king’s royal
ceremonies and duties during the early time of his accession to the
➤ 100 baht: His kindness through royal duties in rural
➤ 500 baht: His wisdom and talents reflected through
➤ 1,000 baht: The king’s late reign,
characterized by his adoration in the eyes of the Thai people.
The security features are identical to those on the 16th series but
with a special feature on the reverse where the area around the
portrait of the king will illuminate when viewed under ultraviolet light.
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