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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thailand: Series 3 Banknotes issued 1934

1 Baht Series 3 type 1
P22 1 Baht Series 3 (Click above to see larger image)

Series 3 banknotes were first issued in 1934 during the reign of King Rama 7 and have 4 denominations - 1, 5, 10 and 20Baht.

Series 3 banknotes have two types:
1. with portrait of King Rama 7, and
2. with portrait of boy King Rama 8

Above picture is of 1 Baht banknote of Series 3 Type 1. Obverse has portrait of King Rama 7 and Royal barge float while reverse has Phra Samut Chedi Temple. Type 1 notes have two obverse varieties - note that the title of Minister of Finance was changed from "พระคลัง" (Phra Khlang) to "การคลัง" (Karn Khlang).