By Bank of Thailand ….

Mr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BOT), recently unveiled a 70-baht commemorative banknote to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of His Majesty’s Accession to the Throne, which takes place on June 9, 2016. The BOT will issue 20 million commemorative banknotes to celebrate this auspicious occasion.

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The front of the banknote depicts the portrait of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the Royal House of Chakri gown with the Most Illustrious Order of the Royal House of Chakri, and the Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao breast chain.

The portrait of H.M. the King in full regalia holding the Sword of Victory, standing in front of the Phuttan Kanchanasinghat Throne inside the Paisan Taksin Hall is illustrated on the reverse of the banknote.

The size of this 70-baht commemorative banknote is 89 x 162 mm with major security
features as follows:

  1. Raised Print: On both sides, H.M. the King’s portraits printed with the intaglio printing process can easily be felt by touch.
  2. Glitter Ink: Thai numeral “๗๐” on both sides will sparkle dazzlingly upon tilting.
  3. Color-shifting Ink: Arabic numeral “70” on the reverse side is changed from gold to green upon tilting.
  4. Latent Image: Hidden numeral “70” inside the Garuda on the front side becomes visible when the note is viewed from a certain angle.
  5. Fluorescent Ink: Radial pattern behind the portrait on both sides will glow yellow under ultraviolet light.

The commemorative banknote including a leaflet can be exchanged at 100 baht each and available at commercial banks, the Government Savings Bank, the Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives, the Government Housing Bank, and the Islamic Bank of Thailand from 9 June 2016 onwards. Part of the proceeds will be presented to H.M. the King.

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At the time of publication, one Thai Baht (THB) trades for approximately $0.03 USD–editor, CoinWeek

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