Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thai Banknote - 15th Series Polymer Banknote

This 50 Baht note was the earliest issuance for the 15th Series of Thai banknote. It was released on 18 August 1997 and was one of the earliest circulation polymer banknote issued by Bank of Thailand. The 15th Series of Thai banknote was target to raise public attention on the contribution of the monarchs of the Chakri Dynasty especially in the development of agriculture, science religion and finance.

This 50 Baht polymer note was issued on 18 August 2007. The front features the portrait of King Rama IX in the uniform of the Supreme Commander. The back features the monument of King Rama IV, the Phra Pathom Chedi, a telescope, and a celestial globe.

The paper banknote of 50 Baht which adopted the same design of the polymer banknote was released on 1 October 2004.

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