Bank of Thailand to celebrate the life of the late king with commemorative notes

Backs will feature designs that tell stories of his life
By , Special to Coin World
Published : 08/04/17
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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.

The 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 throne.
➤ 100 baht: His kindness through royal duties in rural areas.
➤ 500 baht: His wisdom and talents reflected through royal projects.
➤ 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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The commemorative bank notes will be issued into circulation on Sept. 20.

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