Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thai coins : 01 a - 10 baht commemorative coins

In this new topic, I'll try to show you all bi-metallic 10 baht coins (or as far as I can get).

A little help on the thai coins, is the thai numbering system:

Thai new year starts on April 13, so 1996 in western numbering can be BE 2538 (Jan - March) or BE 2539 (April - December)
The first bi-metallic 10 baht coins are minted in 1996 (BE 2538) - พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๘
The prefix พ.ศ. is an indicator to find the date.

Y # 334

On the occasion of the F.A.O. summit in december, a commemorative 10 baht coin was minted.

Y 334 front
Y 334 back
The front shows the king, 50th anniversary of his reign, FAO world summit.
On the back of the coin the king is depicted in a field, whilst greeted by locals

Y # 339

In order to promote and to improve rice producing, an International Rice Award is given.
This 10 baht coin shows the king with a camera (front) and a rice plant (back) - BE 2538 (1996)

Y 339 front
Y 339 back

Y # 346

This 10 baht coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Central General Hospital and Medicine Office.
On the front King Rama IX (Bhumibol Adulyadej), with his grandfather King Rama V (Chulalongkorn) at his back. (King Rama V was ruling at the time of the foundation fo the General Hospital). On the back side of the coin, an elephant is depicted.

Y 346 front
Y 346 back

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