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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thailand: Series 2 Banknotes issued 1925

1 Baht Series 2 types
P16a and P16b

Series 2 banknotes were first issued in 1925 (printed during reign of King Rama VI but released during King Rama VII's reign)and have 6 denominations - 1, 5, 10, 20, 100 and 1,000Baht. All denominations have 2 types of legends in Thai - "Promised to pay to the bearer on demand in Siamese currency" and "This note is legal tender in accordance with the law".

Above are the two obverse varieties of the 1 Baht note along with the reverse. Obv has twelve rays made up of microprinted Thai text "Government of Siam". Rev depicts the royal ploughing ceremony which is practised even till today.