Banknotes from Thailand

Thailand is located in the center of Southeast Asia, bordering Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia. Before 1939 the country was known as Siam. Siamese states emerged in the trading roads between Chinese, Khmer and Malay. Kingdom of Sukhothai is the first prominent Thai state which existed from the 13th to 15th century in northern river plains. Then the Ayutthaya Kingdom in 14th century emerged and conquered Sukothai becoming the most powerful Thai state until its capital Ayutthaya was sacked by Burmese forces in 1767. Ayutthaya was known to Western Europeans as a marvellous city with around 1 million inhabitants. After the fall of Ayutthaya, King Taksin found a new capital at Thonburi on the west bank of Chao Phraya river plain. The new kingdom lasted for only 15 years when the military leader made the revolution against King Taksin and placed a king from a new dynasty, the Chakri Dynasty. Rama I then moved the capital to the east bank of the river and named the new capital as Krung thep. Bangkok is the common name known by the westerners since it was the trading posts of various western merchants from Ayutthaya time. Baht, a unit of weight of about 15 grams, has been the currency unit since Sukhothai time, along with the Cowry shells called Bia. Silver coins, hammered into ring-shaped in Sukhothai period, are called Podduang. In Ayutthaya period, bullet coins have a more round shape, and private production of bullet coins is banned. Ayutthaya-style bullet coins are produced until Rama IV, when the trade barrier between commoners and foreigners is abolished, the rapid economic growth making production of bullet money insufficient. Coinage revolution is undertaken by Rama IV who ordered minting machine from the British and built a new mint in the Grand Palace. In the late reign of Rama V, the traditional binary subunit of Baht is decimalized, with a Satang equaling 1/100 Baht. The bullet coins are demonetized due to high rate of counterfeits. In Rama VI reign, all pre-decimal coins are demonetized. In the long reign of Rama IX, many commemorative coins are produced and circulated along with the standard coins. Baht is one of the strongest currencies in the region.
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Baht (1869-1897)

64 Ath = 8 Fuang = 1 Baht

400 Baht - Rama V (Royal Siamese Treasury note)
(1892)

Trial banknote
14.5 × 22.5 mm
P# 7, N# 295343

Baht (1897-date)

100 Satang = 1 Baht

50 Satang
1941-1948

Standard banknote: 1948 Issue
63.0 × 115.0 mm
P# 68, N# 230497
50 Satang
1942-1944

Standard banknote

P# 43, N# 220506
50 Satang - Rama VIII (Overprint on 10 Baht 5th series)
(1946)

Standard banknote
8.50 × 14.50 mm
P# 62, N# 230502
1 Baht - Rama VI (1st series)
1918-1924

Standard banknote
10.5 × 16.5 mm
N# 287907
Available for swap 1 Baht - Rama VI / Rama VII (2nd series type II)
1927-1936 (1925-1936)

Standard banknote
135 × 75 mm
P# 16, N# 245851
Available for swap 1 Baht - Rama VII (3rd series type 1)
1934-1935

Standard banknote
7.5 × 13.5 mm
N# 287909
1 Baht - Rama VIII
1935-1936

Standard banknote
175 × 95 mm
P# 26a, N# 250727
1 Baht - Rama VIII (4th series type 1)
(1938-1941)

Standard banknote
6.5 × 12.5 mm
N# 287911
1 Baht
(1942-1944)

Standard banknote

P# 39, N# 230529
1 Baht
(1942-1944)

Standard banknote

P# 44, N# 230525
1 Baht
(1942-1945)

Standard banknote
116.5 × 62 mm
P# 58, N# 206541
1 Baht
(1945)

Standard banknote

P# 54, N# 230513
1 Baht
(1946)

Standard banknote

P# 62A, N# 230503
1 Baht - Rama VIII (US Military Issue)
(1946)

Standard banknote
110 × 66 mm
P# 63, N# 209858
Available for swap 1 Baht
(1948)

Standard banknote

P# 69, N# 225434
Available for swap 1 Baht - Rama IX (9th series)
(1955)

Standard banknote: 9th series
66 × 126 mm
P# 74, N# 207110
5 Baht - Rama VII (2nd series type 2)
1929-1932

Standard banknote
85 × 155 mm
N# 287913
5 Baht
(1942-1944)

Standard banknote

P# 45, N# 230524
5 Baht
(1945)

Standard banknote

P# 46, N# 230523
5 Baht
(1945)

Standard banknote

P# 55, N# 230512
5 Baht
(1945)

Standard banknote

P# 55A, N# 230510
5 Baht
(1946)

Standard banknote

P# 64, N# 230501
Available for swap 5 Baht
(1948)

Standard banknote

P# 70, N# 230496
Available for swap 5 Baht (Series 9)
(1955)

Standard banknote: 9th series
77 × 136 mm
P# 75, N# 207114
5 Baht "Commemorative Overprint Issue"
1969

Commemorative note

P# 80, N# 230491
Available for swap 5 Baht
(1969-1975)

Standard banknote: Series 11
130 × 67.5 mm
P# 82, N# 205602
10 Baht
1934-1935

Standard banknote
175 × 95 mm
P# 24, N# 232961
10 Baht
(1942-1944)

Standard banknote

P# 59, N# 230507
10 Baht
(1942-1945)

Standard banknote

P# 47, N# 230522
10 Baht
(1942-1945)

Standard banknote

P# 48, N# 230521
10 Baht
(1943-1945)

Standard banknote

P# 40, N# 230528
10 Baht
(1945)

Standard banknote

P# 56, N# 230511
10 Baht
(1946)

Standard banknote
111.9 × 65 mm
P# 65, N# 230500
Available for swap 10 Baht
(1948)

Standard banknote

P# 71, N# 230495
Available for swap 10 Baht (9th series)
(1953-1969)

Standard banknote: 9th series
146 × 86 mm
P# 76, N# 207575
10 Baht "Commemorative Overprint Issue"
1969

Commemorative note: Commemorative Overprint Issue

P# 81, N# 230490
Available for swap 10 Baht
(1969-1978)

Standard banknote: Series 11
160 × 70 mm
P# 83, N# 206545
Available for swap 10 Baht
(1980)

Standard banknote: 12th Series
132 × 69 mm
P# 87, N# 206262
Available for swap 10 Baht "120th Anniversary of Ministry of Finance"
1995

Commemorative note: "120th Anniversary of Ministry of Finance"
132 × 68 mm
P# 98, N# 213409
Available for swap 16 Baht (80th Birthday of King Rama IX)
2550 (2007)

Commemorative note: 80th Birthday of King Rama IX Bhumibol Adulyadej
229 × 147 mm
P# 117, N# 203579
20 Baht
(1942)

Standard banknote

P# 49, N# 230520
20 Baht
(1943-1945)

Standard banknote

P# 41, N# 230527
20 Baht
(1945)

Standard banknote

P# 50, N# 230519
20 Baht
(1945)

Standard banknote

P# 53A, N# 230515
20 Baht
(1946)

Standard banknote

P# 66, N# 230498
20 Baht
(1948)

Standard banknote

P# 72, N# 230494
Available for swap 20 Baht (Series 9)
(1953-1969)

Standard banknote: 9th series
146 × 86 mm
P# 77, N# 207604
Available for swap 20 Baht (Series 11)
(1971)

Standard banknote
72 × 140 mm
P# 84, N# 207125
Available for swap 20 Baht
2524 (1981)

Standard banknote: 12th Series
139 × 72 mm
P# 88, N# 203643

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