Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thailand Issues New 20 Baht Series 16 Banknote

The Bank of Thailand will issue a new 20 Baht banknote on April 1, 2013. The new note in the second note in the 16th Series issued. The first is a 50 Baht note issued on January 18, 2012.

Front: The portrait of King Rama IX in the Royal House of Chakri gown

Back: The images of the royal statue of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great seated on the Manangkhasila Asana Throne, the invention of the Thai script, the Ramkhamhaeng stele, ancient Thai script Lai Sue Thai, the grievance hearing, the Bell of King Ramkhamhaeng, and Sangkhalok Wares.

The note measures 72 x 138 mm, the same size as the current one.

The new notes have high-technology anti-counterfeiting measures. They also have Braille so the blind can identify the value. The watermark of Thai numeral 20 is specially transparent when held against the light; the green security thread embedded into the paper will change to the color of red-purple when user tilts the new banknotes; and the use of raised features and matching element techniques on denomination numeral. In addition, the banknotes were made of better paper quality to provide the longer life cycle

The 20 Baht banknotes are the most commonly circulated among the five denominations of 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 Baht.

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