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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thailand: Series 4 Banknotes (TDLR)

Series 4 banknotes were first issued in 1938 during the reign of King Rama 8 and have 5 denominations - 1, 5, 10, 20 and 1000Baht. These notes were printed by Thomas de la Rue (TDLR).

1Baht Ser4 P30 obv
1Baht Ser4 P30 obv
P30: 1 Baht Type 1 obv and rev

In 1939, the official country name was changed from Siam (สยาม) to Thailand (ไทย). All banknotes carrying heading Government of Siam (รัฐบาล สยาม) were therefore, changed to Thai Government (รัฐบาล ไทย).

P31a: 1 Baht Type 2, Siam=>Thai, Serial nrs: L-European; R-Thai

P31b: 1 Baht Type 3, Serial nrs: L-European; R-European

During the 2nd World War, banknotes could not be delivered by TDLR and they were printed locally by the Royal Thai Survey Department (RTSD).