Thailand currency

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Bangkok Bank
Bangkok Bank
Bank of Ayudhya
Bank of Ayudhya
Kasikorn Bank
Kasikorn Bank
Krungthai Bank
Krungthai Bank
Siam Commercial Bank
Siam Commercial Bank
TMB Bank
TMB Bank
United Overseas Bank
United Overseas Bank
Siam Commercial Bank
Government Savings Bank
Thanachart Bank
Thanachart Bank


Baht (ISO code 4217 - THB) - the currency of Thailand April 15, 1928.

Divided into 100 satang.
Issuer - The Bank of Thailand. Currently in circulation are banknotes of 10 (rare), 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000 baht coins of 1, 2, 5 baht (white), 10 baht (bimetal) and 25 and 50 satang (yellow ).



All denominations of banknotes are various options: there are bills printed on polymer, and the commemorative banknotes, but they are extremely rare !

All bills that are the basis of the cash turnover of the country, adorned with a portrait of King Pumpiona Adulyadej. The new bill is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the release of the first paper money in Thailand (1902-2002).

Right on the front of the banknote 100 baht size 165h105 mm placed double portrait - profiles of kings Pumpiona Adulyadej and Chulalongkorn (Rama V). Royal Seal is located in the center of the background, and in the top right corner - the coat of arms of Garuda. On the flip side played the first notes issued by the Government of Siam - 100 Tikal, dating back to 1902. The watermark on the note is missing. Security thread with microprinted in Thai "100 years of Thai banknotes" passes on the left. The dominant color - yellow-orange, red-brown, light green and black.

Size banknote 500 baht - 156 x 72 mm. Right on the front of a portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the center - the royal seal on the left - the national emblem. The reverse side features a monument to King Manklao (Rama III) on the throne of the royal palace in the background, on the right - a fishing boat. Banknotes protected watermark in the form of a portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. 10mm silver holographic stripe on the front of passes on the left. Depending on the angle it is viewed at the royal seal, or the 500 (Thai font). Security thread - to the left. The dominant color of the banknote - purple, blue, purple and orange.

The concept of "baht" is found in the XIV century. It was the local name for a total of several countries of Indochina (Burma, Siam, Laos, Cambodia) units - Tikal, who served as the monetary unit, and the unit of mass.

In the years 1350-1860 in Siam minted gold and silver coins, called p'hot duang or khot duang. They were large (up to 1,215 kg) convex ingots, drums reminiscent of Buddhist monks. Their dignity is measured in bytes (Tikal) and other local currency.

From 1861 to Siam to Birmingham Mint began minting coins of the European type (flat and round), which are called "ren": silver (4, 2, 1, 0.5, etc. Tikal), copper and zinc ( 1/16, 1/32 etc. tical), gold (8, 4 and 2.5 tical).

August 21, 1898 Siam authorities announced the transition to a decimal system of money bills, which ended November 25, 1902: 1 baht (tical) has been equal to 15,033 g of silver of 900-th test and was divided into 100 satang (literally "the hundredth part") . In this case, besides the local coins of all releases in circulation as Indian coins and coins of the East India Company. In addition to coins in circulation since 1853, and also issued banknotes denominated in Tikal and tamlungah (1 ? 4 Tikal). Banknotes of the last issue dated back to 1918.

On 15 April 1928 the national currency of Siam (from 1939 - Thailand) became officially known baht (ticked exchange for previous releases has been made in the ratio of 1:1). Moreover, if the bat was previously the local name of Tikal, then in 1928 became the second tical name of the national currency of Thailand.

Information taken from: wikipedia.org, panasia.ru, 2-thai.ru.

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