This time, it's not the king who's central in the picture, but the queen!
|Portrait of H.R.H. Queen Sirikit|
|front side of the commemorative banknote of 80 baht|
The front side of the banknote, shows the royal couple, the royal garuda at the left upper corner, and at the bottom we see a serial number.
As I told you in my previous post, the serial number starts with a "9", referring to the nineth king of the Chakri dynasty (King Rama IX).
This time the letter, following the nine, is not a K (King) but a Q (Queen).
|serial number 9 Q|
Right of the Queen, the flower that is shown all over the banknote, is printed in a way that can not be seen when looking frontal to the note.
Only when the banknote is tilted, the design becomes visible (but hard to show on a scan).
|hidden print of a flower|
If you look closely, you can see :
1 : leaf of the flower
2 : branch of the flower
3 : flower upside down
The back side of the banknotes showes images of the life of the Queen and her family.
We also can see a security thread on the surface of the paper, at regular intervals. This security thread is in blue and shows numerous "80's"
|back side of the commemorative bankonte|
|details and security marks|
5 : watermark with queen's initials
The queen's initials are a watermark in 2 colours (dark and light) and swap colours when the banknotes is lightened from the back side.
|two letters of the queen's initials|