Monday, September 12, 2011

Thai coins : 01 b - 10 baht commemorative coins

This second post on 10 baht commemoratives coins, will show another 4 beautiful bi-metallic coins.
For info on the thai numeral system, see post 01 a.

Y # 347

100 years before this coin was minted, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) did a European Tour.
Quite innovating at that time. This trip made the Thai aware of what was happening in the world, at the end of the 19th century.
In 1997 (BE 2540) a commemorative coin was made in honour of King Rama V. (front)

Y 347 front
Y 347 back

Y # 348

Every year, the asian countries have their own 'Olympic Games', similar to Europan Championship, the Asian Games are for all participating countries in the Asian region.
No better event for a commemorative coin of course.
On the front side, King Rama IX, ont he back the symbol of the 13th Asian Games in Bangkok (1998)

Y 348 front
Y 348 back

Y # 349

A lot of events celebrated their anniversary. Thanks to King Rama V, who established many institutes and foundations at the end of the 19th century.
One of those organisations is the Customer's Department, who celebrated their 125th anniversary in 1999.
Coin minted in BE 2542 (1999)
On the front King Rama IX and King Rama V.
On the back buildings and the emblem of the organisation.

Y 349 front
Y 349 back

Y # 350

A birthday is aways good to commemorate.
This coin remembers the 72nd birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX)
On the front side, the king is depicted, on the back the royal emblem.
At the bottom on the back the year is visible : BE 2542 (1999) - ๒๕๔๒
Y 350 front
Y 350 back

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