Clay Irving Collection - Thailand

© Copyright 1995-2017, Clay Irving <clay@panix.com>

Paper money was first used in Thailand in 1902 according to the Siamese Currency Notes Act, Ratanakosin Era 121 under the supervision of The Royal Treasury Department (presently the Ministry of Finance). The Bank of Thailand was established according to the Bank of Thailand Act B.E. 2485 for the purpose of taking over the management of the note issue from the Ministry of Finance and of carrying on such business as pertain to central banking in accordance with the provisions of the Act and the Royal Decreed issued. For this reason, the authority and duties associated with banknotes were wholly transferred from the Ministry of Finance to the Bank of Thailand.

In addition to the Pick# used throughout the collection, the catalog number from from the excellent reference book, King Rama IX On the Auspicious Occassion of His Majesty's 80th Birthday by Peter Eu and Ben Chiew, is also included.

Kingdom of Siam

รัฐบาลสยาม - Ratthaban Siam (Government of Siam)

From the Kingdom of Siam — สยาม is "Siam" in Thai.

1925 Issue, 2nd Series

A guilloche design in the center with twelve rays is printed on the front side, and a picture of the Royal Ploughing Ceremony is printed on the back side. This type of banknote was called "Ploughing Ceremony Note". There were 6 denominations : 1, 5, 10, 20, 100 and 1000 baht. Each denomination had two types which were printed by Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited, England. This Series was first used in 1925 during the reign of King Rama VI and lasted until the reign of King Rama VII.


Type I: The legend stating "Promise to pay the bearer on demand in Siamese currency"

Type II: The legend changing to " This note is legal tender in accordance with the law"

P16b - 1 Baht, Type II
Issue Date: 08 May 1932
Serial Number: G/82 86235
Front: Garuda at upper left corner, Erawan at lower right corner
Back: Royal Ploughing Procession at center
Signature: 12
Size: 135 x 75 mm


1934-1935 Issue, 3rd Series, Type I (King Rama VII)

King Prajadhipok, Rama VII, ascended to the throne following the death of his father, King Vajiravudh, Rama VI, in 1925. He was the last absolute monarch and the first constitutional monarch of the country. His reign was a turbulent time for Siam due to huge political and social changes during the Revolution of 1932. He was the only Siamese monarch to abdicate. In June 1932, a group of foreign educated students and military men called "the Promoters" carried out a bloodless Revolution, seizing power and demanded that King Prajadhipok, grant the people of Siam a constitution. The king agreed and in December 1932 the people were granted a constitution, ending almost exactly 150 years of absolute Chakri rule.

The 3rd Series was the first banknote series that had the portrait of H.M. the King of Thailand as main element. The Suphannahongse Royal Barge, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, a scene of the Mae Ping River and a scene of a river community were minor elements in each denomination, printed on the front side. On the back side, there was a picture of Phra Samut Chedi Temple with a statement of the forgery penalty which was used for the first time. There were 4 denominations in this series: 1, 5, 10 and 20 Baht. Each denomination had two types which were printed by Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited, England. They were first used in 1934 during the reign of King Rama VII and lasted until the reign of King Rama VIII.

P22 - 1 Baht
Issue Date: 03 January 1935
Serial Number: B/44 73315
Front: King Rama VII facing at left. Garuda at top center, Erawan at lower right corner, and Royal barge at center
Back: Phra Samut Chedi (also known as Phra Chedi Klong Nam) at center
Signature: 14

P24 - 10 Baht
Issue Date: 01 January 1935
Serial Number: N/14 65462
Front: King Rama VII facing at left. Garuda at top center, Erawan, at lower right corner, and river and mountains at center
Back: Phra Samut Chedi (also known as Phra Chedi Klong Nam) at center
Signature: 14


1935-1936 Issue, 3rd Series, Type II (King Rama VIII)

In 1935 King Pradhipok abdicated the throne, following disagreements with the increasingly authoritarian government. Rama VII lived in exile in the United Kingdom until his death. On 2 March 1935 Prince Ananda Mahidol was elected by the National Assembly of Siam and government to succeed his uncle, King Prajadhipok as the Eight King of the Chakri Dynasty. The new king was only 10 years old and was living abroad in Switzerland at the time, a council of regents was appointed in his place. During this period the roles and powers of the King was entirely usurped by the fascist government of Pleak Phibulsonggram, who aligned Siam on the side of the Axis powers during the Second World War. By the end of the war Phibulsonggram was removed and the young King returned. During the War many of the King's relatives were part of the Free Thai movement, which provided resistance to foreign occupation during the war and helped rehabilitated Thailand after the war.

P26 - 1 Baht
Serial Number: D/44 29617
Front: King Rama VIII facing at left, Suphannahongse Royal Barge and Grand Palace at center, Garuda at top center, Erawan, at lower right corner
Back: Phra Samut Chedi (also known as Phra Chedi Klong Nam) at center
Signature: 14
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited
Size: 136 x 75 mm

P28 - 10 Baht
Serial Number: N/22 34710
Front: King Rama VIII facing at left, Garuda at top center, Erawan, at lower right corner, and river village at center
Back: Phra Samut Chedi (also known as Phra Chedi Klong Nam) at center
Signature: 14
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited
Size: 177 x 94 mm

P29 - 20 Baht
Serial Number: P/17 72174
Front: King Rama VIII facing at left, Garuda at top center, Erawan, at lower right corner, and river village at center
Back: Phra Samut Chedi (also known as Phra Chedi Klong Nam) at center
Signature: 14
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited

Kingdom of Thailand

On May 8, 1939 the Thai Cabinet decided on the name change for the country from "Siam" to "Thailand".

รัฐบาลไทย - Ratthaban Thai (Government of Thailand)

1939 ND Issue, 4th Series (Thomas) / Series 4A

The front of these notes features a portrait of King Rama VIII at young age as main element, and the Phra Samut Chedi, the Phra Pathom Chedi, the Mahakarn Fortress and the Golden Mountain Stupa, the Dusidabhirom Pavilion and the Chakri Mahaprasat Throne Hall and Phra Prang of the Temple of Dawn as minor elements in each denomination. On the back is a picture of the Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall. There were 5 denominations in this series: 1, 5, 10, 20 and 1,000 Baht. Each denomination had two types. Type I printed with the legend "Government of Siam" in Thai on the front of note, and Types II changed to "Thai Government" in Thai. They were printed by Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited, England starting in 1938 during the period of King Rama VIII.

P31a - 1 Baht
Serial Number: C/97 33150
Front: King Rama VIII ¾ face at left, the Phra Samut Chedi at center, Garuda at upper corner, Erawan at lower right corner, "THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY LIMITED, ENGLAND" at bottom center, red and blue security fibers embedded in paper through the middle of the note
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall, penalty for forgery printed at lower center, "THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY LIMITED, ENGLAND" at bottom center
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited
Signature: 16 - Praya Chaiyotsombat
Size: 126 x 65 mm

P35 - 10 Baht
Serial Number: N/16 70774
Front: King Rama VIII ¾ face at left, the Mahakarn Fortress at center, Garuda at upper corner, Erawan at lower right corner, "THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY LIMITED, ENGLAND" at bottom center, red and blue security fibers embedded in paper through the middle of the note
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall, penalty for forgery printed at lower center, "THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY LIMITED, ENGLAND" at bottom center
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited
Signature: 16 - Praya Chaiyotsombat
Size: 146 x 87 mm


1942-1944 ND Issue, 4th Series (Royal Thai Survey) / Series 4B

During the Greater East Asia War, Thailand entered the pact with Japanese at the end of year 1941 resulting in Thailand becoming an ally of Japan. As a result, Thailand could not order banknotes from Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited, England. This caused a shortage of banknotes in the country. The Thai government requested the Japanese government to print banknotes, but later, when the War escalated, the transport of banknotes from Japan to Thailand could not be carried out easily due to severe Allied attacks. This created another shortage of banknotes — The Thai government decided to print banknotes using domestic materials and assigned the Royal Thai Survey Department, the Naval Hydrographic Department, and other printing houses to print banknotes.

The features were like the 4th series printed by Thomas De La Rue. However they were printed by the Royal Thai Survey Department instead. As a result, these notes had contained a phrase "the Royal Thai Survey Department" at the lower center of the front and back. These notes were printed by using a paper from Thai paper factory in Kanchanaburi. There were 4 denominations: 1, 10, 20 and 100 Baht. Each denomination had one or two types. The note were issued starting in 1942.

P41 - 20 Baht
Serial Number: P/59 82578
Front: King Rama VIII ¾ face at left, Garuda at upper corner, Erawan at lower right corner, Krom Phaen Thi (Royal Thai Survey Department) at bottom center
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall, penalty for forgery printed at lower center, Krom Phaen Thi (Royal Thai Survey Department) at bottom center
Printer: Royal Thai Survey Department
Signature: 17 - Single signature of General Pao Pienlert Boripanyuthakit
Size: 147 x 87 mm


1942-1945 ND Second Issue, 5th Series

The front portrayed King Rama VIII at young age as main element, a guilloche design, the ordination hall and viharn of the Phumin Temple, the ordination hall of the Marble Temple, a crown-top portral of the Phra Chetupon Temple, the Aisawan Thiphya-Art Pavilion, the Phra Prang of the Temple of Dawn, the Chakri Mahaprasat and the Dusit Mahaprasat Throne Hall as minor elements of each denomination. The back of all denominations depicted the side of the Grand Palace adjacent to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. There were 7 denominations: 50 satang, and 1, 5, 10, 20, 100 and 1,000 Baht. Each denomination had two types. The banknotes were printed by the Note Printing Works of Japan, and they were issued starting in 1942.

P43 - 50 Satang
Serial Number: 3U
Front: King Rama VIII full face at left, Garuda at upper left corner
Back: Royal Palace, penalty for forgery printed at lower center
Printer: Misui Trading Company
Signature: 20 - Single signature of Mr. Leng Srisomwong
Size: 119 x 65 mm

P44r - 1 Baht Reserve Note
Serial Number: None
Front: King Rama VIII full face at right, entrance to Wat Phumintr at right, Garuda at upper center,
Back: Royal Palace, penalty for forgery printed at lower center
Printer: Misui Trading Company
Signature: None
Size: 123 x 65 mm

Remainder notes are leftover original notes which were not put into circulation — Usually without signatures, serial numbers or dates.

CGA Gem Uncirculated 66OPQ

P44c - 1 Baht
Serial Number: C/69 11882
Front: King Rama VIII full face at right, entrance to Wat Phumintr at right, Garuda at upper center,
Back: Royal Palace, penalty for forgery printed at lower center
Printer: Misui Trading Company
Signature: 17 - Single signature of General Pao Pienlert Boripanyuthakit
Size: 123 x 65 mm


1945 ND Second Issue, 7th Series

This series was printed by private printing companies and government printing. The printing was closely monitored by personnel of Bank of Thailand, but the notes were printed quickly with limited supplies of paper and ink. As a result, the notes were of barely satisfactory quality. There were 4 denominations: 1, 5, 10, and 50 Baht. They were issued in 1945.

P54 - 1 Baht
Serial Number: G/72 75105
Front: King Rama VIII full face at left, Phra Samut Chedi (also known as Phra Chedi Klong Nam) at center, Garuda at top center, Erawan, at lower right corner
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall
Signature: 20 - Single signature of Mr. Leng Srisomwong
Printer: Crudely printed by private printers contracted by the Bank of Thailand


1945-1946 ND Provisional Issue, Special Series

During World War II, some banknotes outside the regular series of notes were issued. However, these notes were finally used in the same manner as those normally circulated. These notes had different characteristics, so they did not fit into any particular type. They were printed in England, Indonesia, and by the Royal Thai Survey Department. There were 4 denominations: 50 satang, 1, 50, and 1000 Baht. They were issued in 1942.

P62 - 50 satang overprint on 10 Baht
Uncirculated
Front: Portrait of King Anandamahidol Rama VIII, Royal Garuda emblem
Back: Temple of Emerald Buddha and Royal Palace
Signature: 22 - Single signature of Praya Srivisaravaja
Printed in Indonesia in 1943

Some of these 10 Baht banknotes were stolen during transportation by train from Singapore to Bangkok. Boxes containing notes were pushed by foot from the train. When the Thai authorities found out and announced that the notes were illegal, the bank of Thailand later on felt ashamed to destroy those notes and decided to surcharge the value to the lowest denomination of 50 Satang and put into circulation. These notes were commonly known as "Thanabat Thai Theeb".

P62A - 1 Baht
Front: "ONE BAHT" overprint at center
Signature: 23 - Single signature of Noble Luang Praditmanutham
Printed in England in 1946


1946 ND Issue, 8th Series

At the end of the Greater East Asia War in August 1945, the Thai government had tried to contact Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited in England to print banknotes, but the company had been damaged during the War, and it was unable to accept the orders. The Royal Siamese Government, through the U.S. Department of State, requested the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's assistance in the preparation of a special temporary issue of it's 8th Series of currency. Although, the Bureau designed the notes, their actual production was performed by the Tudor Press company in Boston. The issue was made up of three sizes of currency and comprised five denominations in all. The work was produced by the offset-lithographic method, with two colors on the back and four colors on the front. The printed work was then transferred back to the Bureau in sheet form where it was numbered, cut into indidivual notes, and boxed for shipment. The total volume handled under this project was 327 million notes.
— Excerpts from History of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The front portrayed King Rama VIII at young age as main element and the Phra Pathom Chedi as minor element in every denomination. On the back of all denominations was the constitution placed on a pedestal tray. There were 5 denominations: 1, 5, 10, 20, and 100 Baht. They were issued in 1946 during the reign of King Rama IX. They had been ordered in the period of the King Rama VIII but had been delivered to Thailand when the King Rama IX had already ascended to the throne.

P63 - 1 Baht
Serial Number: A13650845B
Front: King Rama VIII at left, Phra Pathom Chedi at center in underprint
Back: Constitution on ceremonial vessal at center
Watermark: MILITARY AUTHORITY repeated
Signature: 22 - Single signature of Praya Srivisaravaja
Printer: Tudor Press, Boston
Size: 112 x 67 mm

P64 - 5 Baht
Serial Number: B16517339A
Front: King Rama VIII at left, Phra Pathom Chedi at center in underprint
Back: Constitution on ceremonial vessal at center
Watermark: MILITARY AUTHORITY repeated
Signature: 22 - Single signature of Praya Srivisaravaja
Printer: Tudor Press, Boston
Size: 111 x 66 mm

P65 - 10 Baht
Serial Number: C17263929A
Front: King Rama VIII at left, Phra Pathom Chedi at center in underprint
Back: Constitution on ceremonial vessal at center
Watermark: MILITARY AUTHORITY repeated
Signature: 26 - Mr. Vijitr Luritanon and Mr. Serm Vinitchaikul
Printer: Tudor Press, Boston
Size: 110 x 65 mm

P67 - 100 Baht
Serial Number: E00472842A
Front: King Rama VIII at left, Phra Pathom Chedi at center in underprint
Back: Constitution on ceremonial vessal at center
Watermark: MILITARY AUTHORITY repeated
Signature: 26 - Mr. Vijitr Luritanon and Mr. Serm Vinitchaikul
Printer: Tudor Press, Boston
Size: 156 x 66 mm


HM The King, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX, ascended to the throne and became King of Thailand on 9 June 1946. Mom Rajawongse Sirikit, the daughter of the Thai Ambassador to France Mom Chao Nakkhatmongkol Kitayakara and Mom Luang Bua Sanitwongse, met the soon-to-be-King at the Thai Embassy in Paris in 1948. They were engaged to be married at the Windsor Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 19, 1949.

They returned to Thailand during the government of Prime Minister Field Marshal Pibul Songkhram and a stunningly beautiful marriage ceremony was held while the Thai military forces formed to honor and salute the Royal Couple. Following the Royal marriage, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great ascended the throne, becoming the ninth King of Thailand in the Chakri Dynasty with all the pomp and pageantry befitting a Royal coronation on May 5, 1950.

All Thai banknotes will now have the image of HM King Rama IX.

1948 ND Issue (1949-1952), 9th Series

The characteristics of 9th Series are similar to those of the 4th Series printed by Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited and the Royal Thai Survey Department, except the portrait which was King Rama IX. There are 6 denominations: 50 satang, 1, 5, 10, 20, and 100 Baht. Each denomination had many types. They were issued in 1948, and the 9th Series circulated for over 20 years — People became very familiar with the colors of each type and denomination, making them difficult to change. Therefore colors of the 9th Series are the standard for current Thai banknotes.

P68 - 50 Satang
Serial Number: Z/10 81915
Front: Constitution on tray on pedestal in underprint at center, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right
Back: Phra Samut Chedi at center, penalty for forgery printed below
Signature: 27 - Single signature of H.H.Prince Vivathanachai
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 115 x 62 mm

P69a / R1 Type I - 1 Baht
Serial Number: R/3 605224
Front: HM King Rama IX in Chakri uniform with collar insignia at left, Phra Samut Chedi (also known as Phra Chedi Klong Nam) at center, English language prefix and serial number in red at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number in red at upper right — prefix number ranges from R/1 to R/105, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right, red and blue security fiber embedded in the middle of the note
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Constitution on a pedestal
Signature: 28 - H.H.Prince Vivathanachai and Mr. Leng Srisomwongse
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 126 x 65 mm

P69b / R2 Type II - 1 Baht
Serial Number: R/184 217535
Front: HM King Rama IX in Chakri uniform with collar insignia at left, Phra Samut Chedi (also known as Phra Chedi Klong Nam) at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at upper right — prefix number ranges from R/106 to R/212, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right, red and blue security fiber embedded in the middle of the note
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Constitution on a pedestal
Signature: 28 - H.H.Prince Vivathanachai and Mr. Leng Srisomwongse
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 126 x 65 mm

P70a / R5 Type I - 5 Baht
Serial Number: M/7 295577
Front: HM King Rama IX in Chakri uniform at left, Phra Pathom Chedi at center, English language prefix and serial number in red at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from M/1 to M/8, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right, red and blue security fibers through the center of the note
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Constitution on a pedestal
Signature: 28 - H.H.Prince Vivathanachai and Mr. Leng Srisomwongse
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 136 x 76 mm

P70b / R6 Type II - 5 Baht
Serial Number: M/63 392353
Front: HM King Rama IX in Chakri uniform at left, Phra Pathom Chedi at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from M/9 to M/90, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right, red and blue security fibers through the center of the note
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Constitution on a pedestal
Signature: 30 - H.H.Prince Vivathanachai and M.L.Dej Snidvongs
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 136 x 76 mm

P71a / R10 Type I - 10 Baht, 1948-1949
Serial Number: I/2 000448
Front: HM King Rama IX in Chakri uniform at left, Golden Mountain Stupa at center, red and blue security fibers embedded in paper in the middle of the note, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from I/1 to I/6, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Constitution on a pedestal
Signature: 31 - Field Marshal Prak Pibulsongkam and M.L.Dej Snidvongs
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 146 x 87 mm

P71a / R11 Type II - 10 Baht, 1949-1953
Serial Number: I/49 567534
Front: HM King Rama IX in Chakri uniform at left, Golden Mountain Stupa at center, red and blue security fibers embedded in paper in the middle of the note, English language prefix and serial number in red at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from I/7 to I/70, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Constitution on a pedestal
Signature: 28 - H.H. Prince Vivathanachai and Mr. Leng Srisomwongse
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 147 x 87 mm

P72a / R15 Type I - 20 Baht, 1948-1950
Serial Number: F/9 866539 in red
Front: HM King Rama IX in Chakri uniform with collar insignia at left, HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Dusidabhirom Pavillion at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from F/1 to F/12, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right, red and blue security fibers embedded in the middle of the note
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Constitution on a pedestal
Signature: 28 - H.H. Prince Vivathanachai and Mr. Leng Srisomwongse
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 146 x 86 mm

P72b / R16 Type II - 20 Baht, 1950-1953
Serial Number: F/44 337839 in black
Front: HM King Rama IX in Chakri uniform with collar insignia at left, HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Dusidabhirom Pavillion at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from F/13 to F/50, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right, red and blue security fibers embedded in the middle of the note
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Constitution on a pedestal
Signature: 31 - Field Marshal Prak Pibulsongkam and M.L.Dej Snidvongs
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 146 x 86 mm

P73 / R20 Type I - 100 Baht
Serial Number: B/25 576771
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Crown-top portal of the Temple of Dawn at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from B/1 to B/54, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right, red and blue security fibers embedded in the middle of the note
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Constitution on a pedestal
Signature: 32 - Pramanupanavimonsart and M.L.Dej Snidvongs
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 146 x 86 mm


1953-1956 ND Issue, 9th Series

P74a / R3 Type III - 1 Baht
Serial Number: R/230 588656
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Phra Samut Chedi (also known as Phra Chedi Klong Nam) at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at upper right — prefix number ranges from R/213 to R/271, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right, red and blue security fibers embedded in paper
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Constitution on a pedestal
Signature: 34 - General Pao Pienlert Boripanyuthakit and Mr. Serm Vinitchaikul
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 126 x 65 mm

P74b / R4 Type IV - 1 Baht
Serial Number: R/282 868702
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Phra Samut Chedi (also known as Phra Chedi Klong Nam) at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at upper right — prefix number ranges from R/272 to R/475, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right, metal coated security thread embedded in paper
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Portrait of HM King Rama IX
Signature: 35 - General Pao Pienlert Boripanyuthakit and Mr. Kasem Sriphayak
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 126 x 65 mm

P74c / R4A Type V - 1 Baht
Serial Number: S/3 6710945
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Phra Samut Chedi (also known as Phra Chedi Klong Nam) at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at upper right — prefix number ranges from R/476 to R/500, S/1 to S/500, and T/1 to T/472garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right, metal coated security thread embedded in paper
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Portrait of HM King Rama IX
Signature: 35 - General Pao Pienlert Boripanyuthakit and Mr. Kasem Sriphayak
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 126 x 65 mm

P74d / R4A Type V - 1 Baht
Serial Number: T/126 990991
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Phra Samut Chedi (also known as Phra Chedi Klong Nam) at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at upper right — prefix number ranges from T/1 to T/472, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right, metal coated security thread embedded in paper
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Portrait of HM King Rama IX
Signature: 40 - Mr. Sunthorn Hongladarom and Dr. Puey Ungphakorn
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 126 x 65 mm

P75a / R7 Type III - 5 Baht
Serial Number: M/91 734892
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Phra Pathom Chedi at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from M/91 to M/95, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right, red and blue security fibers through the center of the note
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Constitution on a pedestal
Signature: 34 - General Pao Pienlert Boripanyuthakit and Mr. Serm Vinitchaikul
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 136 x 76 mm

P75b / R8 Type IV - 5 Baht
Serial Number: N/15 075979
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Phra Pathom Chedi at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from M/96 to M/100 and N/1 to N/23, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right, metal-coated security thread through the center left of the note
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Constitution on a pedestal
Signature: 35 - General Pao Pienlert Boripanyuthakit and Mr. Kasem Sriphayak
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 136 x 76 mm

P75d / R9 Type V - 5 Baht
Serial Number: P/19 009140
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Phra Pathom Chedi at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from P/1 to P/100, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Portrait of HM King Rama IX
Signature: 40 - Mr. Sunthorn Hongladarom and Dr. Puey Ungphakorn
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 136 x 76 mm

P76a / R12 Type III - 10 Baht, 1953-1955
Serial Number: I/84 620205
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Golden Mountain Stupa at center, red and blue security fibers embedded in paper in the middle of the note, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from I/71 to I/100 and J/1 to J/7, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Portrait of HM King Rama IX
Signature: 34 - General Pao Pienlert Boripanyuthakit and Mr. Serm Vinitchaikul
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 146 x 86 mm

P76b / R13 Type IV - 10 Baht, 1955-1957
Serial Number: J/27 090490
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Golden Mountain Stupa at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from J/8 to J/70, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Constitution on a pedestal
Signature: 34 - General Pao Pienlert Boripanyuthakit and Mr. Serm Vinitchaikul
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 146 x 86 mm

P76d / R14 Type V - 10 Baht
Serial Number: J/88 675297
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Golden Mountain Stupa at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from J/71 to J/100, K/1 to K/100, L/1 to L/100, W/1 to W/623, W/900 to W/905, and garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Portrait of HM King Rama IX
Signature: 39 - Mr. Jote Guna-Kasem signed twice
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 146 x 86 mm

P77a / R17 Type III - 20 Baht, 1953-1956
Serial Number: F/79 099733
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Dusidabhirom Pavillion at center, red and blue security fibers embedded in paper in the middle of the note, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from F/51 to F/88, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Portrait of HM King Rama IX
Signature: 34 - General Pao Pienlert Boripanyuthakit and Mr. Serm Vinitchaikul
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 146 x 86 mm

P77d / R19 Type V - 20 Baht, 1956-1957
Serial Number: H/94 971816
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Dusidabhirom Pavillion at center, metal coated security strip embedded in the paper, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from H/1 to H/100, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Portrait of HM King Rama IX
Signature: 40 - Mr. Sunthorn Hongladarom and Dr. Puey Ungphakorn
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 146 x 86 mm

P78b / R22 Type III - 100 Baht
Serial Number: B/64 906578
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Crown-top portal of the Temple of Dawn at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from B/60 to B/93, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right, metal-coated security thread embedded in paper
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Constitution on a pedestal
Signature: 35 - General Pao Pienlert Boripanyuthakit and Mr. Kasem Sriphayak
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 147 x 87 mm

P78d / R23 Type IV - 100 Baht
Serial Number: D/41 781024
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at left, Crown-top portal of the Temple of Dawn at center, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at top right — prefix number ranges from D/1 to D/100, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower right
Back: Anantasamakom Throne Hall surrounded by a guilloche design with the penalty for forgery printed below the image of the hall
Watermark: Portrait of HM King Rama IX
Signature: 40 - Mr. Sunthorn Hongladarom and Dr. Puey Ungphakorn
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company, Ltd.
Size: 146 x 86 mm


1968 Issue, 10th Series

9th Series 100 Baht notes were issued for 20 years and the red intaglio printing was heavily counterfeited. The government decided to issue a new 100 Baht denomination by printing the portrait of the King Rama IX on the front and the Suphannahongse Royal Barge on the back with multi-colored and intaglio printing. A metal-coated security thread was also embedded in the paper. The 100 Baht denomination was the only note issued for the 10th Series. It was printed by Thomas De La Rue & Company in England, and issued in 1968.

P79 / R24 - 100 Baht
Serial Number: B/312 519729
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, English language prefix and serial number in black at upper left, Thai language prefix and serial number at bottom right — prefix number ranges from B1 to B/493, garuda at upper center, Erawan at lower left, metal coated security thread with micro-lettering "Thailand" embedded in paper
Back: Royal Suphannahongse Barge
Watermark: Portrait of HM King Rama IX
Signature: 41 - Mr. Serm Vinitchaikul and Dr. Puey Ungphakorn
Printer: Thai Banknote Printing Works
Size: 146 x 87 mm


1969-1975 ND Issue, 11th Series

11th Series note were issued in five denominations : 5 Baht, 10 Baht, 20 Baht, 100 Baht and 500 Baht . They were issued from the lowest to the highest denomination starting in 1969. In 1975, 500 Baht banknotes were printed for the first time, and the issue of this note first enabled the Note Printing Works of the Bank of Thailand to manage the whole production process, including the designing and engraving.

P80 and P81 - 5 and 10 Baht Commemorative Notes
Similar to P82 and P83, but with commemorative text in lower margin with date, 24 Jun 1969. Reportedly, only 6-7,000 sets were issued.

P82 / R25 - 5 Baht
Issued: 24 June 1969
Serial Number: 0 E 6291673
Front: King Rama IX wearing traditional robes at right, Garuda at upper left, angel with clasping hands in gesture of worship taken from the gable and portico of the Aphonphimok Prasat Pavillion at bottom center, metal-coated security thread with micro-printing embedded in the paper
Back: Aphonphimok Prasat Pavillion
Signature: 41
Printer: Thai Banknote Printing Works

P82 / R25 - 5 Baht
Replacement Note
Issued: 24 June 1969
Serial Number: 1 S 4994895 (The "S" prefix indicates a replacement note)
Front: King Rama IX wearing traditional robes at right, Garuda at upper left, angel with clasping hands in gesture of worship taken from the gable and portico of the Aphonphimok Prasat Pavillion at bottom center, metal-coated security thread with micro-printing embedded in the paper
Back: Aphonphimok Prasat Pavillion
Signature: 41
Printer: Thai Banknote Printing Works

P83 / R26 - 10 Baht
Issued: 24 June 1969
Serial Number: 8 H 2348391
Front: King Rama IX wearing traditional robe at right, Garuda at upper left, lion statue taken from one of the lion statues at the entrance to Wat Benchamabophitr (the Marble Temple), translucent security thread with micro-printing embedded in the paper
Back: Wat Benchamabophitrlion (the Marble Temple)
Watermark: King Rama IX profile
Signature: 49
Size: 131 x 69 mm

P84 / R27 - 20 Baht
Issued: 9 June 1971
Serial Number: 02 L 979484
Front: King Rama IX wearing traditional robe at right, Garuda at upper left, naga heads taken from the bow of the Anantanagaraj Royal Barge, translucent security thread with micro-printing embedded in the paper
Back: Anantanagaraj Royal Barge at left center
Watermark: King Rama IX profile
Signature: 53
Size: 140 x 73 mm

P85a / R28 - 100 Baht
Issued: 05 October 1972
Serial Number: 62 X 784355
Front: King Rama IX wearing traditional robe at right, Garuda at upper left, Garuda holding naga taken from a statue at the base of the ordination hall at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha at bottom center left, translucent security thread with micro-printing embedded in the paper
Back: Emerald Buddha section of the Grand Palace
Watermark: King Rama IX profile
Signature: 49
Size: 150 x 78 mm

P86a / R29 - 500 Baht
Replacement Note
Issued: 18 July 1975
Serial Number: 05 S 683013
Front: King Rama IX wearing traditional robe at right, Garuda at upper left, Garuda taken from a Garuda statue found at Phra Prang Som Yod at bottom center left, translucent security thread with micro-printing embedded in the paper
Back: Phra Prang Som Yod in Lop Buri
Watermark: King Rama IX profile
Signature: 55
Size: 160 x 83 mm


1978-1981 ND Issue, 12th Series

After issuing the 11th Series, the Bank of Thailand issued the 12th Series in three denominations: 10 Baht, 20 Baht and 100 Baht. With the intention of glorifying Thai monarchs in history who have been revered and honored with the title "The Great", the Bank of Thailand had engravings of monuments created to extol those monarchs who were presented on all banknotes in "The Great Series".

P87 / R30 - 10 Baht
Issued: 20 September 1980
Serial Number: 2 J 4485161
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), translucent security thread with micro-printing (the word "Thailand" at intervals) embedded in the paper
Back: Mounted statue of King Rama V (Chulalongkorn) at the Royal Plaza, Dusit Palace in Bangkok
Watermark: King Rama IX profile
Signature: 53
Size: 131 x 69 mm

The note is sealed in a Banknotes of All Nations package. Clear plastic holders are seen in the corners of the note.

P88 / R - 20 Baht
Issued: 20 September 1980
Serial Number: 1 A 1387866
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), translucent security thread with micro-printing (the word "Thailand" at intervals) embedded in the paper
Back: Mounted statue of King Taksin the Great in Tungnachaey recreational park surrounded by his four trusted warriors
Watermark: King Rama IX profile
Signature: 66
Size: 138 x 72 mm

P89 / R32 - 100 Baht
Replacement Note
Issued: 6 April 1978
Serial Number: 0 S 8989502 (The "S" prefix indicates a replacement note)
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), translucent security thread with micro-printing (the word "Thailand" at intervals) embedded in the paper
Back: Monument of King Narasuan the Great on top of an elephant in Suphanburi Province
Watermark: King Rama IX profile
Signature: 62
Size: 155 x 80 mm


1985-1992 ND Issue, 13th Series

13th Series notes were printed in two denominations, 50 Baht and 500 Baht, to commemorate the Bicentennial Celebration of Bangkok in 1982. The notes used vignettes of significant historical events of Bangkok as main elements on the back of the banknotes. The printing could not be completed on time in 1982 even though the printing presses were operated at full capacity. Printing of the 13th Series had to be delayed until a new printing press was installed.

P90 / R33 - 50 Baht
Issued: 20 September 1985
Serial Number: 7 J 7046464
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces with a ceremonial robe at right, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), translucent security thread with micro-printing (the word "Thailand" at intervals) embedded in the paper, the rose design at bottom center is taken from a design on the window facade of the Rajapongsanusorn Hall at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok
Back: Monument of King Rama VII with the Anantasamakom Throne Hall where King Rama VII granted a permanent constitution in the background, Privy Seal of King Rama VII at upper left
Watermark: King Rama IX profile with a special translucent side piece of the King's glasses
Signature: 62 (Note: Standard Catalog of® World Paper Money, Modern Issues, 1961-Present, 15th Edition indicates Signature 54-60, 63)
Size: 144 x 72 mm

P91 / R34 - 500 Baht
Issued: 05 September 1985
Serial Number: 3 G 3361351
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces with a ceremonial robe at right, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), translucent security thread with micro-printing (the word "Long Live the King" at intervals) embedded in the paper, stylized lotus flower design derived from the Unalom and Lotus design of King Rama I's Privy Seal at bottom center
Back: Monument of King Rama I at the Memorial Bridge, a bridge dedicated to King Rama I constructed across the Chao Phraya River linking Bangkok and Thonburi, in the backgroud is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Privy Seal of King Rama I at top left corner
Watermark: King Rama IX profile with a special translucent side piece of the King's lapel and Prachum-yam design
Signature: 62 - Mr. Tarrin Nimmanhaemin and Mr. Vijit Supinit
Size: 160 x 80 mm


1992-1996 ND Issue, 14th Series

The 14th Series notes were designed with an aim to make known of the activities of the Chakri Dynasty Kings in terms of their contributions to the development of the country in various sectors. Their dominant characteristics lie in the supplementary elements on the back of the banknote. The notes were issued in three denominations : 100 Baht, 500 Baht and 1000 Baht.

P97 / R35 - 100 Baht
Issued: 20 October 1994
Serial Number: 0 F 5558889
Front: King IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, monogram Bhor Por Ror (บภร) at center, below the monogram is a large number "100" in Thai, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back)
Back: Monument of King Rama IV ad King Rama V at Chalalongkorn University at right center, Thai education by a monks at lower right
Watermark: King Rama IX profile
Signature: 67 - Dr. Amnuay Veeravan and Mr. Rerngchai Marakanond
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 150 x 72 mm

P103 / R40 - 500 Baht
Issued: 03 May 1996
Serial Number: 1 G 1143235
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, Emblem of the King Rama IX at center left, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), translucent security thread with micro-printing in Thai and Arabic numbers "500 Baht"
Back: Monument of King Rama I at Kaenchan Hill, Muang District in Ratchaburi Province and the monument of King Rama II at Ampawan Chetiyaram Temple in Ampawa District in Samutsongkram (the King's birthplace), Temple of the Emerald Buddha surrounded by scenes from the Ramayana in background, excerpt from an announcement of King Rama I at upper left corner
Signature: 69 - Dr. Thanong Bidaya and Mr.Chaiyawat Wibulswasdi
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 156 x 72 mm

P92 / R37 - 1000 Baht
Issued: 10 August 1992
Serial Number: 7 A 1888607
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at center right, emblem of King Rama IX at center left, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), translucent security thread with micro-printing (1000 บาท — 1,000 Baht) embedded in the paper
Back: A representation of the King and Queen visiting the construction site of a dam and reservoir at Baan Bakong on 22 September 1948, text of the King's coronation speech at top left corner
Signature: 62
Watermark: Portrait of HM King Rama IX
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 166 x 80 mm


1987 Commemorative Issue

P93b / C1 - 60 Baht
Commemorative Issue for HM The King's 5th Cycle, 60th Birthday
Issued 8 December 1987
Serial Number: 1396029
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces with a ceremonial robe seated on the Pudtan Kanchanasinghas Ceremonial Throne at center, Victory Crown at right, Royal regalia at right, Privy Seal of the King at upper left, emblem of the Bank of Thailand at upper right
Back: [ View Back ], Royal family seated with subjects, emblem of the Bank of Thailand at upper left, below the emblem is King's inauguration speech translated as, "We shall rule the Kingdom in righteousness for the benefit and happiness of the Siamese people.", UV fluorsecent security thread with micro-printing (Long Live the King at intervals) embedded in the paper
Signature: 55
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 159 x 159 mm

1992 Commemorative Issue

P94 / C2 - 50 Baht
Commemorative Issue for the 90th Birthday Celbration of Somdej Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajajomani, HRH the Princess Mother — Similar to P90
Issued: 22 October 1990
Serial Number: 2 F 2222804
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces with a ceremonial robe at right, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), translucent security thread with micro-printing (the word "Long Live the Princess Mother" at intervals) embedded in the paper, the rose design at bottom center is taken from a design on the window facade of the Rajapongsanusorn Hall at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok
Back: Monument of King Rama VII with the Anantasamakom Throne Hall where King Rama VII granted a permanent constitution in the background, Privy Seal of King Rama VII at upper left
Watermark: Portrait of the Princess Mother with electrotype watermark of the Thai number "90" to the left of the portrait
Signature: 57 - Mr.Pramual Sapavasu and Mr. Chavalit Thanachanan
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 144 x 72 mm

P95 / C3 - 500 Baht
Commemorative Issue for the 90th Birthday Celbration of Somdej Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajajomani, HRH the Princess Mother — Similar to P91
Issued: 22 October 1990
Serial Number: 0 F 1661745
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), translucent security thread with micro-printing (the word "Long Live the Princess Mother" at intervals) embedded in the paper, stylized lotus flower design derived from the Unalom and Lotus design of King Rama I's Privy Seal at bottom center, legend in Thai at bottom left indicating "Somdej Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajajomani 90 years old"
Back: Monument of King Rama I at the Memorial Bridge, a bridge dedicated to King Rama I constructed across the Chao Phraya River linking Bangkok and Thonburi, in the backgroud is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Privy Seal of King Rama I at top left corner
Watermark: Portrait of HRM the Princess Mother with a special translucent number "90" in Thai
Signature: 62 - Mr. Tarrin Nimmanhaemin and Mr. Vijit Supinit
Size: 160 x 80 mm

P96 / C4 - 1000 Baht
Commemorative Issue for the 5th Cycle Birthday Celebration of HM Queen Sirikit on 12 August 1992- 9,999,999 printed — Similar to P92
Issued: 10 August 1992
Serial Number: 9 A 4444564 (all have "9A" prefix)
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at center right, emblem of King Rama IX at center left, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), translucent security thread with micro-printing (1000 บาท — 1,000 Baht) embedded in the paper
Back: A representation of the King and Queen visiting the construction site of a dam and reservoir at Baan Bakong on 22 September 1948, text of the King's coronation speech at top left corner, text indicating "HM Queen Sirikit, the fifth cycle Birthday Anniversary Celebration, 12 August 1992" at lower left corner
Signature: 61 - Mr. Panat Simasathien and Mr. Vijit Supinit (Note: Standard Catalog of® World Paper Money, Modern Issues, 1961-Present, 15th Edition indicates Signature 62-64, 66-67, 69, 71-72)
Watermark: Portrait of HM Queen Sirikit
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 166 x 80 mm


1995 Commemorative Issue

P98 / C5 - 10 Baht
Commemorative Issue for the 120th Anniversary of the Ministry of Finance
Issued: 14 April 1995
Serial Number: 6 B 5094030
Front: Similar to P87 — HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), commemorative text in lower margin indicating the 120th Anniversary of the Ministry of Finance, translucent security thread with micro-printing (the word "Thailand" at intervals) edembedded in the paper
Back: Mounted statue of King Rama V (Chulalongkorn) at the Royal Plaza, Dusit Palace in Bangkok
Watermark: King Rama IX profile
Signature: 62 - Mr. Tarrin Nimmanhaemin and Mr. Vijit Supinit (Note: Standard Catalog of® World Paper Money, Modern Issues, 1961-Present, 15th Edition indicates only Signature 63)
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 131 x 69 mm


1996 Commemorative Issue

P99 / C8 - 50 Baht
Commemorative Issue for HM The King's 50th Year of Reign, the Golden Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty's Accession to the Throne
Guardian Polymer Plastic Note
Serial Number: 9 F 9028423
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right shadow design in clear area at left, royal seal of the kingdom at upper right, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), the Royal Crest at upper right, the rose design at bottom center is taken from a design on the window facade of the Rajapongsanusorn Hall at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok
Back: Monument of King Rama VII with the Anantasamakom Throne Hall where King Rama VII granted a permanent constitution in the background, Privy Seal of King Rama VII at upper left
Signature: 67 - Dr. Amnuay Veeravan and Mr. Rerngchai Marakanond
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 144 x 72 mm

P100 / C6 - 500 Baht
Commemorative Issue for HM The King's 50th Year of Reign, the Golden Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty's Accession to the Throne
Replacement Note
Issue Date: 06 June 1996 — 9,999,999 notes printed
Serial Number: 0 S 0101969
Front: Similar to P103, but the Privy Seal of the King is replaced by the special Royal Crest in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee Celebration, HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back)
Back: Monument of King Rama I at Kaenchan Hill, Muang District in Ratchaburi Province and the monument of King Rama II at Ampawan Chetiyaram Temple in Ampawa District in Samutsongkram (the King's birthplace), Temple of the Emerald Buddha surrounded by scenes from the Ramayana in background, excerpt from an announcement of King Rama I at upper left corner
Signature: 63 - Dr. Surakiet Sathienthai and Mr. Vijit Supinit
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 156 x 77 mm

P101 / C8 - 50 Baht
Commemorative Issue for HM The King's 50th Year of Reign, the Golden Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty's Accession to the Throne, 1 million notes printed
Guardian Polymer Plastic Note
Serial Number: 50J 96890
Front: HM King Rama IX in regal attire seated on the Rajayan Phudtan Thong Throne used during royal processions by land, Narai Song Suban of the 9th Reign Royal Barge at right, special Royal Crest to commemorate the golden jublee at center with the legend of His Majesty's cornation declaration below the crest which translates, "We shall rule the Kingdom in righteousness for the benefit and happiness of the Siamese people", hologram of His Majesty at upper right, 76 stars represented the 76 provinces of Thailand in underprint
Back: His Majesty at work. His Majesty with a map at center — His Majesty is an expert map reader. In the background are vignettes depicting projects initiated by His Majesty — water resource development, conservation of soil, social and ecomonic development, and improvement of the quality of the environment.
Signature: 66 - Mr. Bodee Junnanon and Mr. Rerngchai Marakanond
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 171 x 91 mm

The serial number prefix "50" represents 50 years of reign and the serial number begins with "9" representing King Rama IX and the 9th reign of the Chakri dynasty. The width of the note is 91 mm with the "9" representing King Rama IX and the "1" representing the first monarch in Thai history who has ruled the kingdom for 50 years. The height is 171 mm — 1 + 7 + 1 = 9


1996-1997 ND Regular Issue, 15th Series

15th Series notes were printed with an aim to draw the public attention to the benevolent deeds of the monarchs of the Chakri Dynasty in their contribution to the development of agriculture, science religion and finance. There are five denominations for the 15th Series: 20 Baht, 50 Baht, 100 Baht, 500 Baht and 1000 Baht. View all 15th Series notes.

P102 / R39 - 50 Baht
Replacement Note - Guardian Polymer Plastic Note
Issued: 18 August 1997
Serial Number: O S 5284937 (The "S" prefix indicates a replacement note)
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, Emblem of the Chakri Dynasty at center left, below the emblem is the number "50" in Thai language and in it is micro-printing of the number "50" in Thai, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back)
Back: Monument of H.M. King Mongkut (Rama IV) at center right, globe and telescope at center left, Phra Pathom Chedi (in Nakhon Pathom) — the world's largest stupa at right, Privy Seal of King Rama IV at upper left
Signature: 74 - Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak and M.R.Pridiyathorn Devakula
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 144 x 72 mm


1999 Commemorative Issue, 72nd Birthday of HM The King

P104 / C9 - 1000 Baht
Issued: 01 November 1999
9,999,999 printed
Serial Number: 9 A 4867433
Front: Similar to P115 1000 Baht note — HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at center right, Royal Crest commemorating the King's birthday at center left, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), "1000" printed with Optically Variable Ink (OVI) at upper right corner
Back: King with camera at right, Pa Sak Jolasid Dam at left, agriculture scene of Royally Initiated New Theory at right center, excerpr of the King's speech below, metallic windowed security strip embedded in the paper
Watermark: HM King Rama IX portrait and a translucent Phumkaow-bin design
Signature: 72 - Mr. Tarrin Nimmanhaemin and M.R.Chatu Mongol Sonakul
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 162 x 72 mm


2000 Commemorative Issue, Golden Wedding Anniversary

P105 / C11 - 50 Baht
Issued: 08 May 2000
999,999 printed
Serial Number: 9 R 232595
Front: Portrait of the King and Queen, to the left of the portrait are mongrams of the King and Queen (Bhor Por Ror (บภร) representing the King and Sor Kor (สก) representing the Queen, below the monograms is a vignette depicting the investiture ceremony of Her Majesty, Garuda at right center, under the Garuda is a vignette depicting the Coronation ceremony. The outer frame is printed with embossed gold strip to signify the 50th anniversary celebration. Gold-colored optically-variable hologram foil that displays the portrait of the King and the Queen alternately when the note is tilted, microprinting of the number "50" surrounds the hologram, to the left of the hologram is a wide metallic security thread that contains two lines of mico-lettering indicating in Thai, "Long Live Their Majesties"
Back: Wedding ceremony of the King and Queen on 28 April 1950 at center, Her Majesty Queen Sawangwatana is anointing the forehead of MR Sirikit Kitiyakara, vignette of Their Majesties as fiancee taken on the deck of the Selandia cruise during their trip to Bangkok in 1950 at upper left corner, Pium Suk Residence in the Klai Kangwon Palace underneath, vignette of Their Majesties with their children at bottom left corner, activities of Their Majesties at top right corner
Signature: 72
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 205 x 126 mm

The note is enclosed in a commemorative cover View: [ Front Cover ], [ Inside ]


2000-2001 ND Regular Issue, 15th Series

15th Series notes were printed with an aim to draw the public attention to the benevolent deeds of the monarchs of the Chakri Dynasty in their contribution to the development of agriculture, science religion and finance. There are five denominations for the 15th Series: 20 Baht, 50 Baht, 100 Baht, 500 Baht and 1000 Baht. View all 15th Series notes.

P107 R/42 - 500 Baht, Commemorating the Coronation of King Rama III
Issued: 1 August 2001
Serial Number: O B 2551477
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, monogram Bhor Por Ror (บภร) at center, below the monogram is a large number "500" in Thai and in it is micro-printing of the number "500" in Thai, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), metallic hologram foil strip at left containing monogram Bhor Por Ror (บภร) with Thai and Roman number "500", the number "500" at upper right is printed with Optically Variable Intaglio Ink (OVI Ink) which changes from green to violet when the note is tilted
Back: Portrait of the Royal Statue of HM King Nangklao (King Rama III), In background is the Loha Prasat at the Ratchanaddaram Temple and a Chinese sailing ship, Privy Seal of King Rama III at upper left, metallic windowed security strip containing "1000 baht"
Signature: 79 - Mr. Surapong Suebwonglee and Mrs.Tarisa Watanagase
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 156 x 71 mm

P108 R/42 - 1000 Baht
Issued: 1 November 1999
Serial Number: 6 C 9483738
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, the Privy Seal of the King at center left, below at bottom is the denomination, "1000", in Thai which contains micro-printing of the number "1000", Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), at top right corner the number "1000" is printed with Optically Variable Intaglio Ink (OVI Ink) which changes from greenish gold to greeen when the note is tilted
Back: King with camera at right, Pa Sak Jolasid Dam at left, a scene of the agricultural activies of the Royal Initiated New Theory at right. On the lower right corner is an excerpt from the King's speech. A metallic windowed security thread that contains the denomination "1000 Baht" is embedded in the note
UV: Blue, red and green flourescent fibers
Watermark: Portrait of H.M. the King and the classical Thai design "Phum Khow Bin"
Signature: 73 - Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak and M.R.Chatu Mongol Sonakul
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 162 x 72 mm


2002 ND Regular Issue, 15th Series

P109 / R38- 20 Baht
Issued: 3 March 2003
Serial Number: 9 A 5866052
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, monogram Bhor Por Ror (บภร) at center, below the monogram is a large number "20" in Thai and in it is micro-printing of the number "20" in Thai, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back)
Back: His Majesty King Ananda Mahidol (King Rama VIII) at center right, Rama IX Bridge in Bangkok at right
Signature: 80 - Mr. Suchart Thada-Thamrongvech and Mrs.Tarisa Watanagase
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 138 x 72 mm


2002 Commemorative Issue for Centenary of Thai Banknotes

P110 / C12 - 100 Baht
Uncirculated
This is an interesting note — The Front side indicates รฐบาลไทย (Ratthaban Thai - Thai Government), but the reserve side indicates รฐบาลสยาม (Ratthaban Sayam - Government of Siam) which was the name of the country in 1902
Serial Number: 0 A 4763698
Front: King Rama V and King Rama IX at right, Royal Coat of Arms in background at center, Garuda at upper right, the number "100" at lowe right is printed with Optically Variable Intaglio Ink (OVI Ink) which changes from violet to green when the note is tilted
Back: Reproduction of the 1902 100 Ticals note, the Chinese and Jawi letters at left and right translate to "Siamese Money. 100 Baht", State arms at top
Watermark: Erawan
Signature: 74 - Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak and M.R.Pridiyathorn Devakula
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 165 x 105 mm


2004 Commemorative Issue, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary

P111 / C13- 100 Baht
Commemorative Banknote on the Auspicious Occasion of Her Majesty the Queen's 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary
Issued: 12 August 2004
Serial Number: 9 T 0399439 (in Thai)
Front: King Rama IX standing next to Queen Sirikit seated
Back: Queen standing and views of her life
Signature: 74 - Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak and M.R.Pridiyathorn Devakula
Size: 72 x 162

The note is 72 mm wide with "72" indicating the 6th Cycle, or 72nd birthday. The note is 162 mm high with "162" indicating 1 + 6 + 2 which is the number "9", the same as 7 + 2. Nine indicates the ninth reign of the Chakri Dynasty — All serial numbers for this note begin with the number "9" in Thai.


2004 Regular Issue, 15th Series

15th Series notes were printed with an aim to draw the public attention to the benevolent deeds of the monarchs of the Chakri Dynasty in their contribution to the development of agriculture, science religion and finance. There are five denominations for the 15th Series: 20 Baht, 50 Baht, 100 Baht, 500 Baht and 1000 Baht. View all 15th Series notes.

P112 / R40- 50 Baht
Similar to P102 except printed on paper instead of polymer plastic
Issued 18 August 1997
Serial Number: 6 F 1054294
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, Emblem of the Chakri Dynasty at center left, below the emblem is the number "50" in Thai language and in it is micro-printing of the number "50" in Thai, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back)
Back: Monument of H.M. King Mongkut (Rama IV) at center right, globe and telescope at center left, Phra Pathom Chedi (in Nakhon Pathom) — the world's largest stupa at right, Privy Seal of King Rama IV at upper left
Signature: 80 - Mr. Suchart Thada-Thamrongvech and Mrs.Tarisa Watanagase
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 144 x 72 mm

P113 / R41- 100 Baht, Type I
Issue Date: 25 November 2004
Serial Number: 5 C 2889842
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, Bhor Por Ror (บภร) Monogram at center left, below the mongram is the number "100" in Thai language and in it is micro-printing of the number "100" in Thai, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), metallic hologram foil strip at left that contains the monogram Bhor Por Ror (บภร) with Thai and Roman numberal "100"
Back: Monument of King Rama IV ad King Rama V at Chalalongkorn University at right center, Thai education by a monks at lower right
Signature: 74 - Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak and M.R.Pridiyathorn Devakula
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 150 x 72 mm


2005 Regular Issue, 15th Series

P114 - 100 Baht, Type II
Issue Date: 21 October 2005
Serial Number: 1 C 1437023
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, monogram Bhor Por Ror (บภร) at center, below the monogram is a large number "100" in Thai and in it is micro-printing of the number "100" in Thai, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), metallic hologram foil strip at left containing monogram Bhor Por Ror (บภร) with Thai and Roman number "100"
Back: His Majesty King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in navy uniform, abolition of slavery tradition
Watermark: Portrait of H.M. the King and their classical design "Prajumyan"
Signature: 80 - Mr. Suchart Thada-Thamrongvech and Mrs.Tarisa Watanagase
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 150 x 72 mm

P115 - 1,000 Baht
Issue Date: 25 November 2005
Serial Number: Uncirculated ten consecutive serial numbers, 8 C 9204471 through 8 C 9204480
Front: H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) at right center in the uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the Privy Seal (raiant crowned Chakra seal on platform) at center, wide security foil at left
Back: View Back of the note. King with camera at right, Pa Sak Jolasid Dam at left
Watermark: Portrait of H.M. the King and the classical Thai design "Phum Khow Bin"
Signature: 80 - Mr. Suchart Thada-Thamrongvech and Mrs.Tarisa Watanagase
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 162 x 72 mm


2006 Commemorative Issue, Auspicious Occasion of the 60th year Celebration of His Majesty's Accession to the Throne

P116 / C14 - 60 Baht
Issued: 9 June 2006
Serial Number: 9 K 4137443
Front: King Rama IX seated on Royal Throne at left, "blooming lotus" design hologram patch at upper center right
Back: King visiting his people, Khun Dan Prakan Dam in Nakon Nayok province in background
Signature: 76 - Dr. Thanong Bidaya and M.R.Pridiyathorn Devakula
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 162 x 81 mm


2007 Commemorative Issue

P117 - 16 Baht
Commemorative Banknote on the Auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the King's 80th Anniversary, 5th December 2007, 1 Baht, 5 Baht, and 10 Baht Uncut Sheet
Back: [ View Back ]
Signature: 78 - Dr. Chalongphob Sussangkarn and Mrs.Tarisa Watanagase


2009 Commemorative Issue

100 Baht
Commemorative Banknote for the 60th Wedding Anniversary of the King and Queen
Issue Date: 05 May 2009
Serial Number: 9 R 9119805
Front: HM King Rama IX in uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces at right, Bhor Por Ror (บภร) Monogram at center left, below the mongram is the number "100" in Thai language and in it is micro-printing of the number "100" in Thai, Garuda at upper left (aligned perfectly with the Garuda on the back), metallic hologram foil strip at left that contains the monogram Bhor Por Ror (บภร) with Thai and Roman numberal "100"
Back: King and Queen at center, portrait of His Majesty the King during the coronation, printed in dark red over the elaborate circular design and the Thai art design printed in red, orangish red, orange and blue. Six Phikun floral motifs, printed in orange, are featured on the left of the elaborate circular design, at left under the watermark are Thai words and expressions : "We will reign with righteousness, for the benefits and happiness of the Siamese people.", "The Coronation Speech" and "5th May B.E. 2493", printed in blue
Signature: Mr. Korn Chatikavanij and Mrs.Tarisa Watanagase
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 150 x 72 mm


2011 Commemorative Issue

100 Baht
Commemorative Banknote on the Auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the King's 70th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 5th December 2011
Issue Date: 02 Dec 2011
Serial Number: 9 K 1472644
Front: HM King Rama IX over the background pattern printed with metallic gold ink at center. Bhor Por Ror (บภร) Monogram at center left in silver foil. Garuda at upper left. The serial number is preceded with a "9" prefix representing the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty.
Back: The portrait of HM the King during his visit to Mae Roem Reservoir Project under the royal initiative of HM the King at left. Royal activities at center and right — The King visiting the Thai people, the King planting an experimental plot of vetiver grass, the images of Kwai Noi Bamrung Daen Dam in Phitsanulok Province, and Chaipattana Low Speed Surface Aerator, The King playing saxophone, and aircraft in royal rainmaking operations.
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 162 x 84 mm
9,999,999 notes printed

2012 Regular Issue, 16th Series

P-NEW - 50 Baht
Issued: 18 January 2012
Serial Number: 2 A 0199566
Front: HM King Rama IX in the Royal House of Chakri gown at right, Garuda at upper center, translucent security thread with printing (the words "50 Baht" at intervals) embedded in the paper
Back: The images of the statue of King Naresuan Pouring water on the ground, symbolizing the declaration of independence, King Naresuan with his sword leading his troops to beat the Burmese camp, the statue of King Naresuan at the Don Chedi Memorial compund, Phra Chedi Chai Mongkol located at Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, Phara Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province
Signature: 82
Size: 144 x 72 mm

This series has been issued to glorify Thai kings of different periods from past to present.

P-NEW - 20 Baht
Issued: 01 April 2013
Serial Number: 3 C 7633515
Front: HM King Rama IX in the Royal House of Chakri gown at right, Garuda at upper center, translucent security thread with printing (the words "20 Baht" at intervals) embedded in the paper
Back: The images of the royal statue of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great seated on the Manangkhasila Asana Throne, the invention of the Thai script, the Ramkhamhaeng stele, ancient Thai script Lai Sue Thai, the grievance hearing, the Bell of King Ramkhamhaeng, and Sangkhalok Wares.
Signature: 83
Size: 138 x 72 mm


2012 Commemorative Issue

80 Baht
Commemorative Banknote on the Auspicious Occasion of Her Majesty the Queen's 80th Birthday Anniversary 12th August 2012
Issue Date: 09 August 2012
Serial Number: 9 Q 8827354
Front: Portraits of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. At left, the scene of Her Majesty being conferred the title of the Queen. At upper right, the royal crest commemorating the 80th birthday anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen on 12 August 2012. Images of Rosa "Queen Sirikit and Cattleya "Queen Sirikit, Garuda at upper left. Thai design Lai Dok Mail Ruang (falling flower design) printed with special metallic blue ink. Each banknote bears a unique Thai 7-digit serial number, preceded by the Thai prefix ๙ ธ representing the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty.
Back: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. At right, images of Their Majesties the King and Queen, together with their some and daughters in childhood. At center, images of the Queen visiting the Thai people, performing the work of SUPPORT Foundation for the well being of the Thai people as well as for the conservation and restoration of Thai arts and culture. At lower right, giving plants to the locals in efforts to preserve and restore natural resources. At upper center, the royal crest commemorating the 80th birthday anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen on 12 August 2012. Images of Ueang Sae orchids, Rosa "Queen Sirikit" and Cattleya "Queen Sirikit. Blue security thread, visible on the surface of the paper at regular intervals, containing the microprinting "80" changing to tiny rose images when the banknote is tilted.
Printer: Note Printing Works, Bank of Thailand
Size: 162 x 80 mm
2,000,000 notes printed
100 Baht
Commemorative Banknote on the Auspicious Occasion of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn's 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 28 July 2012
Issue Date: 27 Jul 2012
Serial Number: 9P4752015
Front: The portrait of HM the King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the uniform of the Supreme Commander.
Back: The portrait of HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and the scene of His Royal Highness being conferred the title of Crown Prince printed in maroon and orange.
Size: 72 X 150mm