Friday, September 26, 2008

Thai 2007 Circulation Coin Set

The front cover of Circulation Coin Set of Thailand 2007

This circulation coin set of Thailand Year 2007 was issued by Bureau of Grand National Treasury of Thailand. It consists of 8 circulation coins with the denominations of 10 Baht, 5 Baht, 1 Baht, 50 Satang, 25 Satang, 10 Satang, 5 Satang and 1 Satang. Bath is an official currency of Thailand and 1 Baht is subdivided into 100 Satang.

This coin pack gives a brief introduction of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej or known as King Rama IX. He is the longest ruling monarch in Thailand's history and also the longest reigning ruler in the world.

His Majesty was born on Monday 5th December 1927 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is a son of Prince Mahidol of Songkla and Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother.

His Majesty started primary education at Mater dei school, Bangkok. In 1933, he continued his study at Mermont school in Lausanne, Switzerland. He finished his study at University of Lausanne with degrees in law and political science.

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej accessed to the throne as the ninth King of Chakri dynasty on 9th June 1946. On 28th April 1950, he was married to Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara, who later became Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

For over six decades, His Majesty has devoted himself almost entirely to his numerous development projects for the benefits of the whole nation. The King also encourages "sufficiency economics" lifestyle for the country's sustainable development.

The obverse of the coins feature the King Rama IX

The reverse of the coins feature various temples in Thailand

Specification

10 Baht
Obverse : King Rama IX
Reverse : Phra Prang Wat Arun
Composition : Bi-Metal Cupro-nickel Bronze
Weight : 8.5 g
Diameter : 26mm
Edge : Milled and plain

5 Baht
Obverse : King Rama IX
Reverse : Wat Benchama Bo Phit
Composition : Cupro-nickel / Clad copper
Weight : 7.5 g
Diameter : 24mm
Edge : Milled

1 Baht
Obverse : King Rama IX
Reverse : The Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Composition : Cupro-nickel
Weight : 3.4 g
Diameter : 20 mm
Edge : Milled

50 Satang
Obverse : King Rama IX
Reverse : Chedi Wat Phra That Dol Suthep
Composition : Bronze
Weight : 2.4 g
Diameter : 18 mm
Edge : Milled

25 Satang
Obverse : King Rama IX
Reverse : Chedi Wat Phra Mahathat
Composition : Bronze
Weight : 1.9 g
Diameter : 16 mm
Edge : Milled

10 Satang
Obverse : King Rama IX
Reverse : Chedi Wat Phra That Cheung Chum
Composition : Aluminium
Weight : 0.8 g
Diameter : 17.5 mm
Edge : Plain

5 Satang
Obverse : King Rama IX
Reverse : Chedi Wat Phra Pahtom Chedi
Composition : Aluminium
Weight : 0.6 g
Diameter : 18 mm
Edge : Plain

1 Satang
Obverse : King Rama IX
Reverse : Chedi Wat Phra That Dol Suthep
Composition : Aluminium
Weight : 0.5 g
Diameter : 15 mm
Edge : Plain

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