Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thai Banknote - Different Types of 15th Series

There are three denominations namely 50 Baht, 100 Baht and 1000 Baht consist of different types within the same series in the 15th Series of Thai Banknote. The 50 Baht was first issued in polymer note in 1997 and was later changed to paper note in 2004. No much change in term of the design of the note itself.

On the other hand, the 15th Series of 100 Baht note was first issued in 2004 with the monument of their Majesties King Rama V and King Rama VI features at the back of the banknote. However, the subsequent issuance of the same denomination note in 2005 has adopted the portrait of King Rama V in the Royal naval uniform at the reverse side of the note. The front design of these notes remain the same.


Type 1 of 100 Baht with the monument of their Majesties King Rama V and King Rama VI

Type II of 100 Baht with the portrait of King Rama V in the Royal naval uniform

Also, having two types of notes within the same series is the 1000 Baht note. The initial 1000 Baht banknote was issued in 1999, the earliest paper note issued in this series, without the hologram foil stripe. However, when it was reintroduced 6 years latter i.e. 2005 the hologram foil stripe has been added to the front of the note due to security enhancement.

15th Series - Type I of 1000 Baht without hologram foil stripe

15th Series - Type II of 1000 Baht with hologram foil stripe

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