2018 RAMA X of THAiLAND new banknotes series
- March 26, 2018
Mr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BOT), announced that the BOT was granted royal permission from His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (King RAMA X) to print and issue the new series of Thai banknotes (17th Series) into circulation as the circulating banknotes.
The BOT was bestowed the issue dates as follows:
- 20-Baht, 50-Baht and 100-Baht will be issued on Chakri Memorial Day, April 6th 2018.
- 500-Baht and 1000-Baht will be issued on His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun’s birthday (King RAMA X ‘s birthday), July 28th
The front side of the banknote in all denominations depicts His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun in the Thai Royal Air Force uniform as the main portrait. The reverse side of each denomination depicts the portraits of two Kings, in order of reign, along with the images of their memorable royal duties.
To ensure smooth changeover, the sizes and the colors of the 17th series remain the same as the 16th series.
Most security features are retained in the new series. However, some of new advanced counterfeit deterrent features have been adopted as follows:
Security thread: located on the front side of the banknote. Extra moving effect is incorporated into the 100-Baht banknote security thread.
Vertical serial number: Roman alphabet with Arabic numerals are placed vertically.
The 17th Series of thaï banknotes can be exchanged at any commercial bank, the Government Savings Bank, the Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives, the Government Housing Bank, and the Islamic Bank of Thailand.
The existing and previous series remain legal tender.
Source: Bank of Thaïland and NUMISMAG©.