Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thai - 10th Series Banknote

There is only one type of note in 10th Series i.e. 100 Baht which was issued on 16 May 1968. The main reason of issuing this 100 Baht note was due to discovery of counterfeit note of 100 Baht of the 9th Series which was issued from 1947 to 1957.

The government of Thai decided to issue a new series of multi colored 100 Baht with an intaglio printed portrait in dark blue compared the the earlier series of 100 Baht note which was only printed in red color. To make the counterfeiting more difficult, this series of banknote embedded with security thread printed with microlettering Thailand at intervals.

This 100 Baht note was issued on 16 May 1968 and was printed by Thomas de la Rue. The front features the portrait of King Rama IX in the uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. The back depicts the Suphannahongs Royal Barge.

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