The Bank of Thailand issues its first polymer banknote in March 2022
- January 27, 2022
The Bank of Thailand will issue its first polymer banknote in March 2022. This bill is a 20 bahts banknote. It is the same as the “paper” banknote issued in 2018. Only one new security feature has been added compared to this first version. It is a translucent window. In addition, the green color on the obverse of the bill seems a little more pronounced than the paper version.
New banknote specifications
Obverse: Portrait of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua in the uniform of the Royal Thai Air Force
Reverse: Portraits of His Majesty King Phra Buddha Yodfa Chulalok (King Rama I) and His Majesty King Phra Buddha Lertla Naphalai (King Rama II)
Size: 72 x 138 mm
Issue Date: July 28, 2018 (paper banknote) and March 24, 2022 (polymer banknote)
Sources: Bank of Thaïland – Bangkok Post and NUMISMAG.