Thailand - P117 - 2007 - Commemorative
BnB. - BNP114
Date: ND - intro: 14-8-2007
Signature: 78 - Prefix: 9K2007 Numismatic Products
14 million uncut sheets were sold in a folder at 100 baht each to commemorate the kings 80th birthday on 5 December 2007. And additional 1 million sheets with folder and packaging from the Foundation of Queen Sirikit sold for 300 baht each.
The sheet consists of facsimiles of the fronts of old 1-, 5-, and 10-baht notes, with one large back depicting aspects of the kings life.
The following text is from the accompanying folder:
“The uncut banknote sheet comprise 1-Baht, 5-Baht and 10-Baht denominations. The banknote paper, incorporated with mould-made three-dimensional multi-tone watermark, depicts the constitution placed on traditional-style gilded tray in yellow circle, and the metallic security thread containing translucent micro-characters 80th Birthday Anniversary in Thai characters, clearly visible when holding the banknote against the light. Under ultraviolet light, the alphabetical codes and serial numbers printed with special red ink turn into luminescing blue, the signatures of
the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Bank of Thailand printed with special black ink turn into luminescing yellowish-green and the Thai numerals ๘๐ printed with the invisible ink over the watermark turn into luminescing yellow. The security thread embedded in the paper also turns into luminescing yellow.
“Each banknote is printed with a Thai number and alphabetical code prefix to represent His majesty. The Arabic number and Roman alphabetical code prefix 9K, followed by Thai or Arabic serial numbers 0000001-9999999, and 9R followed by Thai or Arabic serial numbers 0000001-5000000. The main element on the front of each denomination is the portrait of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Other elements are the Royal Garuda Emblem and the Airapote elephant. Accompanying drawing of each denomination is the portrait of Their Majesties the King and Queen granting an audience to various groups of people who paid tribute to His Majesty on the occasion of his coronation in 1950 at the Sutthaisawan Prasat Hall, the portrait of His Majesty in a royal procession by land, marking his 3th Cycle Birthday Anniversary in 1963, and the portrait of His Majesty granting an audience to various groups of people who paid tribute to His Majesty on the Auspicious Occasion of the Sixtieth Anniversary Celebrations of His Majestys Accession to the Trone in 2006 at the Ananda Samakhom Trone Hall.
“The elements on the back of 1-Baht denomination are the portraits of His Majestys childhood, the portrait of Their Majesties the Rama 8 and Rama 9 on their return to Thailand in 1945, the portrait of His Majesty during his study in Switzerland, the Royal Emblem in Commemoration of the Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the
Kings 80th Birthday Anniversary 5th December 2007, the Royal Garuda Emblem, and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Grand Palace, and the Villa Vadhana in Switzerland.
“The elements on the back of 5-Baht denomination are the portrait of Their Majesties on royal wedding day, the portrait of His Majesty in the coronation, and the ordination, the portrait of the Royal Family, the portrait of Their Majesties during their royal visit to foreign countries, the portrait of His Majesty in the Investiture of H.R.H. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, the portrait of Their Majesties performing royal activities, the picture of a Royal Rainmaking Projects plane, and the portraits of His Majesty playing the Saxophone and painting.
“The elements on the back of 10-Baht denomination are the portrait of His Majesty in the Investiture of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the portrait of His Majesty with H.R.H. the Princess Mother, the portrait of Their Majesties performing royal activities, the picture of the Pak Phanang River Basin Development Project in Nakhon Si Tammarat, and the Chaipattana Aerator, and the portrait of His Majesty granting an audience to various groups of people who paid tribute to His Majesty on the Auspicious Occasion of the Sixtieth Anniversary Celebrations of His Majestys Accession to the Throne.”
Source: The Banknotebook.
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